This is my inaugural vintage of Grenache. Fortunately, I was able to source from a vineyard which is justly famous for this difficult yet extremely rewarding varietal. Bright, translucent red-cherry color. Fragrant sour-cherry-and-smoked-plum nose with crushed-stone accents. An elegant wine of medium body, layered with red fruit, spicy oak, and "garrigue" nuances. Silky textured, yet well structured and long on the palate, more pinot-esque than syrah-like. Only two barrels made, 50% New French oak, unfiltered.