Tower 15, 2020 Grenache
Our Tower 15, 2020 Grenache boasts balanced tannins, medium acidity and plush berries, making it a crowd pleaser. Grenache is one of the lighter red wine grapes we work with. Big clusters and relatively light skins create an aromatic red wine, similar to Pinot Noir, perfect when paired with food. The grapes for this limited-quantity vintage are sourced from Black Oak Vineyard, located in Alisos Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. All grapes were hand sorted and destemmed before they were cold soaked for five days with intermittent punchdowns and pumpovers. During fermentation this wine was punched down up to three times each day until complete. The wine was drained and pressed into a combination of 20% new French oak barrels and 80% neutral French oak barrels. We normally reserve a majority of Grenache for our ‘Jetty’ blend each year, which only leaves a small amount for this single varietal bottling, but this vintage proved to make a beautiful stand alone wine.
Light in both body and color, with subtle flavors reminiscent of the warm sun, and white pepper with plums, raspberries and leather that all play together finishing with dried herbs and pleasant tannins.