One night… we were listening to Pink Martini and having a wonderful time sipping another Southern Rhône blend from our cellar when we knew just the right balance of Grenache and Syrah was in our future. Probably our most fruit forward wine of the vintage with strawberry and raspberry up front in the bouquet, soft, but with enough structure to give this wine length in a proper cellar. Here it is for you to enjoy too…and spinning a disk of Pink Martini is a must.
Bottled on 7/21/12. 107 cases were produced. Alcohol: 14.74%, pH 3.63, TA 5.55 g/L.
59% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
41% Syrah (23% Les Vignes de Marcoux, 18% Stillwater Creek Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 59% stainless barrels by Meuller (the Grenache), 20% new French oak by Tonnellerie Vernou and de Jarnac, and the balance seasoned Radoux, de Jarnac, and Vernou in conjunction with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage. The stainless and oak barrels were married on bottling day.