(Archive) GRENACHE 2013 Dry Creek Valley
This is what Grenache tastes like when grown on a cliff. Delicious!
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Tasting Notes: Aromatic light floral potpourri, currant and cherry wood. Rose, almond, dry red cherry, raspberry, cassis, lavender, blackberry. Full fruit body balanced with earthiness and acidity. Dry lingering tannin.
The Grape: Grenache produces great wines when production is kept low. The challenge is controlling the naturally high yields of the grape. Growing on a hilltop in rock and gravel, and judicious thinning of fruit clusters is how we do it. Grenache clusters are big and multi-winged with medium sized lightly pigmented berries. Often one wing of the cluster is removed to create a more flavorful grape.
The Vineyard: A rugged and wild 2 acres at the top of the hill above the Frick tasting house. It was daringly carved out of a rocky cliff in 1997 by my neighbor Chris Conley driving his trusty D-3. In this sunny, rocky location the vines work hard to produce a small number of wonderfully flavored grapes. In addition the crop is heavily thinned to only the best clusters. Frick Grenache enjoys the advantage of this special dedicated winegrowing.
The Wine: Complex and elegant classic Grenache fruit. Aged 22 months in small oak barrel.
Drink now to 2024 Only 82 cases made.
Serve with: vegetable soup, duck confit, tomato and mushroom sandwich with alfalfa sprouts, sheep cheese, pork tenderloin roasted with fruit, pot roast, duck pate’, chicken breast supreme, roast pheasant, sausage pizza