With the 2018 vintage, we were lucky enough to procure the outer row of our Grenache terrace at Glenrose to double the amount of Grenache we harvest. The added Grenache gave Ryan the freedom to increase the percentage of Grenache in this bottling to 60%, our highest to date. The aromatics jump out of the glass with notes of ripe cherries, raspberries, and violets, while the palate is silky smooth and echoes the red fruits on the nose with more earthy and meaty tones coming from the Mourvèdre.
The Grenache was picked on September 25th, fully destemmed and fermented with yeast propagated from the southern Rhone. Once dry, the Grenache was racked to neutral French oak barrels. The Mourvèdre was picked October 5th, fermented with 100% whole clusters and racked to neutral French oak barrels. After completing malolactic fermentation, the Grenache and Mourvèdre were blended together and aged an additional nine months