2017 Foley Sonoma Old Vine Sceales Vineyard Grenache, Alexander Valley
Our newest addition to our line-up, this Old Vines Grenache stands out quite nicely once poured into the glass. Grenache is a red varietal that originated from Spain; it loves warmer weather and has a palate of dark red fruits with a flair of spice that is simply mouthwatering. Our 2017 Old Vines Grenache has bright raspberry, red cherry and a hint of white pepper. Wild strawberry accompanies the smooth, spicy finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this unique wine with grilled steak at your next BBQ.
100% Old Vines Grenache
12 months in French oak, 25% new
Harvest 2017 was an excellent vintage in the Alexander Valley. A relatively cool ripening season in August was followed by a four-day, 115 degree heat spike, which pushed all fruit that was on the fringes of ripeness well into full maturity. Luckily, grape quality was not compromised, and once the fruit arrived, it was fantastic to work with. Although the heat spike was much maligned at the time, all of our fruit, aside from a single block of Cabernet Franc, was in and processed by the time the fires hit at the beginning of October.
The grapes for this delightfully bright and juicy wine come from our Alexander Valley neighbors, the Sceales, who we are proud to work with on this luscious wine. The Old Vines Sceales Vineyard is located next to our estate vineyards to the south and are between 65-70 years old. We cherish every grape with vines as old as these, and we are excited to share this new offering from Foley Sonoma with you.