2016 Estate Grenache


ABV: 13.8%
Nose (aromas): rainier cherry, dried rose petal, chai spice, vanilla bean
Flavor (palate): elderberry tea, red mulberry, citrus rind, medium tannin, and fresh acidity
Winemaker’s Notes: This mouth-watering 100% Estate Grenache is a favorite here at Carhartt for its absolute drinkability, with or without food. Brooke refers to it as “Pinot-esque”, with its lighter body, pretty mouthfeel, and softer tannins. A beautiful match with appetizers, a mixed cheese plate, small plate “tapas,” or any variety of lighter style entrees, such as grilled shrimp or fish, seared Ahi tuna, baked chicken, and countless veggie dishes. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Ageing Potential: Now – 2025+
Additional Notes: The great part of Grenache as a variety is that the wine made from the grape changes dramatically depending on where it is grown. Although generally grown in warmer climates of the world, you can drink medium bodied styles like ours, to heavier bodied, spicy versions from the Priorat region of Spain. The world of Grenache is large!

Production Notes

  • Site: ten acre vineyard high on a mesa in the heart of the santa ynez valley
  • Varietal Composition: 100% grenache noir, alban clone on 101/14 rootstock
  • Fermentation: small lots, cold soak, punch downs, pump overs, & gently pressed
  • Cooperage: 17 months in oak (25% new)
  • Production: 484 cases, unfined & unfiltered
  • Winemakers: Brooke, Mike, & Chase Carhartt

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Produced & Bottled by Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang, Ca


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