An elegant Grenache that opens with a nose of licorice, rose petal, and vanilla aromas. The light mouth feel greats with flavors of Raspberry, strawberry, and toasty oak that finishes smooth and velvety.
Grenache is native to Spain and is known as "granacha" in its homeland. Here at Lava Cap, our estate grown Grenache is recognized for its beautiful body and aromatic nose. We planted our Grenache in 1999 in the lower region of our vineyard.
Our 2016 vintage was handpicked and then carefully sorted by hand for only the best grape clusters. After cold soaking for two days, fermentation proceeded with selected yeasts. The barrel fermentation for this vintage has added suppleness to the wine. The 2016 Grenache was aged in small French oak barrels.
Gold Medal - 2018 Orange County Wine Competition
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast December 2018
Cases Produced: 300