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GRENACHE

ALDER RIDGE VINEYARD | 2015
 

DESCRIPTION   Grenache is an elusive beast, at its finest in moderately warm climates, and when protected from intense direct sun. Of the two blocks we source from, we use only Block 30B at Alder Ridge Vineyard in this bottling.  Set on a bench 200 ft. above the mighty Columbia River, this block of Grenache is planted in sand laden soils and ensconced in an amphitheater of exposed Basalt bluffs.  The radiant heat in this area is incredible, though it is tempered by the river itself.  The amount of water moved through the Columbia River Gorge is incomprehensible and all that water acts to moderate the surrounding air temperature.  This, in tandem with steady air flow through the gorge, works to protect the vines from heat and cold.  

For three years we have worked in our Grenache vineyards to cultivate an ideal set of circumstances within which to create amazing single-vineyard bottling. This 2015 vintage is the reward. This is unequivocally the best Grenache we have produced, and front to back one of the best wines to ever come out of Revelry Vintners. Period.

PROFILE
100%
0% New Bbls
100% French Oak

METRICS
3.6 pH
5.83 g/L TA
14.5% ABV
99 Cases Produced

SOURCING
Alder Ridge Vineyard 3.1 Tons Harvested