Wood Family Vineyards

2014 Grenache

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2014 Grenache  
Livermore Valley

Harvested from the Ghielmetti vineyard which is located on the corner of Reuss and Tesla Roads in the upper east end of Livermore Valley.  Situated on a sloped, alluvial bench with well-draining, “outwash” shaly loam soils from the surrounding hillsides. 

This wine has a subdued garnet color that is quite translucent. Aromas of rainier cherries and strawberry jam deliver freshness, with cinnamon and earth providing balmy undertones. Pungent tobacco and floral gardenia are yin-yang counterparts, where white and black pepper add spicy intrigue. The flavor is savory, reminiscent of a meaty cherry sauce, and the mouthwatering acidity is rounded out with smooth tannins. The warming finish is toasty.

Harvested on 10/14/14
3.77 pH  .66TA 100% Grenache
122 Cases Produced  $30 / bottle