The 2020 Tenor Grenache was crafted from Thunderstone vineyard in the Royal Slope AVA. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were hand-harvested in the early mornings between September and October of 2020.
Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and fermented in stainless steel. Using only the free-run wine, it was moved to 69% new French oak and 31% neutral French oak barrels for 22 months of cellaring. After our most rigorous selection process, only 3 of our highest-grade barrels were selected and bottled, producing only 160 cases.
On the palate, notes of raspberry Danish, black tea and strawberry preserves are met with dried rose petals. Silky, refined tannins and a finish of lingering fresh-picked berries and crushed flowers. This wine is inherently drinkable.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Chinese Stir-Fried Minced Pork with Green Beans
Vineyards: 1,900 acres (768 hectares)
Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
Average Annual Precipitation: 6-8 inches
Soil: Sandy loam, soil
Average Vine Age: 14yrs