Many years ago, winemaker Tuck Beckstoffer was traveling
in southern France and fell in love with the Grenache wines
being made from the area. Big, dark, elegant wines oozing
with passion and varietal flavor.
After years of searching, he discovered a small Grenache
vineyard in Central California that reminded of the vineyards
in France. The soils have large deposits of broken shale
and a touch of limestone (very unusual for California),
and the climate is ideal for Grenache – warm to hot days
countered by the cooling night breezes of the Pacific.
The wine is rich and multilayered, with boysenberry and
crushed strawberry on the nose. The palate is more boysenberry
and fresh plum, followed by classic Provence herb notes
and a soft, plush finish of anise and currant.
This wine was aged sur
lie in French oak for 18 months.
Bottled unfined, it’s tasting delicious now, but will continue
to mature for the next 8 - 10 years.
by Jennifer Cookbook this time and drink
this baby all by itself!