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2013 Austin Hope Grenache


The 2013 Grenache is comprised of three Grenache clones; Tablas Creek Vine Selection #2, 362, 814 (Spain). The grapes were hand-picked and fermented separately by vineyard block in five-ton, open-top tanks. After daily pump-overs (for color and tannin extraction) for 10 days, the wines were aged for 10 months in a mix of new and used French oak barrels. The Grenache was racked once in the spring of 2014, and once more just prior to bottling in January 2015.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby with a ruby-black core, the 2013 Austin Hope Grenache has classic aromas of dried black cherries, strawberries, and red currants along with hints of rose petal and black pepper, leather and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is voluptuous and rich with nice firm, yet round tannins. Bold flavors of dark cherry, boysenberry and strawberry lead to a dusty leather, marked with undertones of clove and cinnamon. The finish is lively with juicy acidity while a mix of spiced berry fruits linger on the palate.

Wine Specs

Templeton Gap