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2013 Chalone Vineyard Estate Grenache, Chalone AVA Image

2013 Chalone Vineyard Estate Grenache, Chalone AVA

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 080514

A fruit-forward and beautifully balanced wine, the nose and palate are filled with notes of coffee cake, raisins, blackberry, and boysenberry.

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "Classic and compelling aromas of rose petal, candied boysenberry, hibiscus reduction and vanilla brioche show on the nose of this wine from a rugged appellation east of the Salinas Valley. The firmly structured palate shows rose petals and tart berries dusted by fennel pollen, white pepper and chaparral spice."
Winemaker Notes
A fruit-forward wine, the nose and palate are filled with notes of coffee cake, raisins, blackberry, and boysenberry.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this with a homemade macaroni and cheese for an indulgent surprise.
Composition
This beautiful Grenache is composed primarily of Grenache (83%) and the remainder of Syrah (17%) giving it a beautiful balance.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.35
Aging
12 months in Hungarian oak; 20% new
Alcohol %
14.50
Wine Enthusiast
92
Production Notes
The fabulous 2013 vintage even surpassed the 2012 vintage in grape quality. A very low-rainfall winter was followed by a dry, warm spring and nearly ideal summer. These factors resulted in balanced vine canopies, excellent fruit set and small, concentrated grapes. The harvest was very condensed; all grapes were picked in a three-week span making it an enjoyable harvest that fostered beautifully balanced wines.
Vineyard Notes
Chalone estate vineyard is planted between 1,650 and 1,800 feet of elevation, on top of the Gavilan Mountains on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley. We hand harvested the Grenache from the MacWood block, totaling 1.7 acres, which was planted in 1999 and grafted to St. George rootstock. Grenache is widely grown in France’s Rhône Valley and in Spain, where it is vinified both as rosé and red wines. At Chalone, we take advantage of both styles.
Production
Only 185 cases produced