Florez Grenache "Pope's Smoke" Santa Cruz Mountains 2020 750ml

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100% Grenache from Windmill vineyard in Dunnigan Hills. Pink Gravelly Loam permitting good drainage. Certified CCOF organic, polyculture with fruit trees, olives and bees on site. The vineyard is located on the east side of the Northern California Coastal Range. A classic warm California climate; Grenache thrives there. They utilize some unique canopy work to protect the fruit from overexposure. The fruit was destemmed as whole berries. A combination of pumpovers and punchdowns were used to keep the native fermentation happy, and after 2 weeks the fruit was pressed at dryness. The wine was rested in barrel for 10 months sur lie, racked once, then bottled. No additives including no added sulfites. “A delicate and low alcohol vintage. A fresh nose of strawberry, cranberry, rose, wet river stone, and sweet baguette crust. Comparable to Nebbiolo-based wines in the sense that you can’t let the light color deceive you. A firm tannin brings structure to this perfumed wine,” says James. A very fragrant and lighter style of Grenache the wine is sumptuous and fresh. Aromatics of strawberry, fresh linens, and pink pomegranate mark the wine with a fleshy strawberry palate.