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Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Clements Hills Bokisch Vineyard 2006

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Winemaker Tasting Notes: Our Garnacha is reminiscent of the dense, spicy, Spanish red wines produced from this variety in its area of origin – Aragon. Due to minimal irrigation and severe pruning, its smaller berries and higher skin-to-juice ratio give it a beautiful color showing bright red hues with a tinge of violet. Subtle notes of fresh cedar, pomegranate and cassis combine with a hint of tropical guava and lychee in the nose. Delectable layers of tart Santa Rosa plum skin and raspberry jam combine in the palate for a delicious, lengthy finish. A medium-bodied wine, this Garnacha shows excellent balance, fresh acidity and bright flavors. Due to its uncharacteristic tannins, this wine will age nicely for 3-5 years Varietal Notes: Garnacha, known as Grenache in France, originated from Aragon, Spain. From there, it moved along the medieval highway of the Ebro River, spreading eastward, and finally north of the Pyrenees Mountains. It reached Languedoc in the 18th century and the Rhone River Valley in the 19th century. It is an early budding vine that builds up concentration slowly as it languishes in the long summer days of the Clements Hills. It is one of the most drinkable varieties throughout the Mediterranean and California. Winery and Vineyard Notes: Markus and Liz Bokisch are dedicated to producing hand-crafted Spanish varietal wines with a distinctive California style while exhibiting the true character of the grape. Their goal is to have Spanish varieties such as Albariño, Graciano, Tempranillo and Garnacha roll off the wine lover's tongue just as easily as other Spanish words embedded in our culture. All of their grapes are estate grown and farmed with a conscientious outlook towards sustainability and organics while being irrigated by solar energy. Technical Notes: Appellation: Clements Hills - Lodi Bottled: June 29, 2007 pH : 3.69 TA : 0.52 Clone: Rioja Alcohol: 14.5% Aging: 7 months in new & neutral French Oak Return to Bokisch Vineyards Wine List

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What does the name “Bokisch” have to do with Spain? Markus Bokisch has a love for Spanish wines because of his family heritage. His mother is from Spain and his father was from Germany. They met in Paris and fell in love…learning French very rapidly! Although Markus was raised in California, he and his brother spent every childhood summer in Spain with their relatives. In t... Read more
What does the name “Bokisch” have to do with Spain? Markus Bokisch has a love for Spanish wines because of his family heritage. His mother is from Spain and his father was from Germany. They met in Paris and fell in love…learning French very rapidly! Although Markus was raised in California, he and his brother spent every childhood summer in Spain with their relatives. In the Spanish tradition they were given wine with water at meals. As they grew older each year the wine & water started turning from a light pink to a deep purple as they reached adulthood. Little did Markus know, his tastebuds from then on were programmed towards Spanish wines. It's not surprising that he pursued a degree in plant pathology and from there began specializing in viticulture. After spending several years at Joseph Phelps Vineyards specializing in Rhone Varieties, he and his wife, Liz, moved to Spain where he worked in the Spanish wine industry. Upon their return, they purchased their property in the Lodi area and planted their first vineyard. Thus began Bokisch Ranches, LLC. The Secret of Lodi When Markus and Liz moved from the quaint haven of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley to start their dream in Lodi many asked why. It's a question they get asked often from many people, except anyone from Lodi who already knows the secret! First of all, Markus has a soft spot for places that remind him of Spain. His many drives through the Delta to Lodi reminded him of the Delta del Ebro in Spain where his family lives. When he found the property in the Clements Hills east of Lodi and showed it to Liz, she loved it because it reminded her of her family land in Placer County with rolling hills and oak trees. Lodi also has the small town feeling that reminds both of them of their hometowns … “Where everybody knows your name.” Besides being an excellent climate for grape growing (due to the cooling delta breezes in the summer afternoons), it's a wonderful community to raise a family. Thus decided, they moved to Lodi with their two sons and planted their first Syrah Vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Clements Hills Bokisch Vineyard

External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

Our Garnacha is reminiscent of the dense, spicy, Spanish red wines produced from this variety in its area of origin ? Aragon . Due to minimal irrigation and severe pruning, its smaller berries and higher skin-to-juice ratio give it a deep color showing bright red hues with a tinge of blue. Subtle notes of pomegranate and cassis reveal themselves along with a slightly floral quality in the nose. Complex layers of strawberry and bright fruit combine in the palate for a delicious, lengthy finish. A medium-bodied wine, this Garnacha shows excellent balance, fresh acidity and bright flavors.



Winemaker Tasting Notes: Our Garnacha is reminiscent of the dense, spicy, Spanish red wines produced from this variety in its area of origin – Aragon. Due to minimal irrigation and severe pruning, its smaller berries and higher skin-to-juice ratio give it a beautiful color showing bright red hues with a tinge of violet. Subtle notes of fresh cedar, pomegranate and cassis combine with a hint of tropical guava and lychee in the nose. Delectable layers of tart Santa Rosa plum skin and raspberry jam combine in the palate for a delicious, lengthy finish. A medium-bodied wine, this Garnacha shows excellent balance, fresh acidity and bright flavors. Due to its uncharacteristic tannins, this wine will age nicely for 3-5 years Varietal Notes: Garnacha, known as Grenache in France, originated from Aragon, Spain. From there, it moved along the medieval highway of the Ebro River, spreading eastward, and finally north of the Pyrenees Mountains. It reached Languedoc in the 18th century and the Rhone River Valley in the 19th century. It is an early budding vine that builds up concentration slowly as it languishes in the long summer days of the Clements Hills. It is one of the most drinkable varieties throughout the Mediterranean and California. Winery and Vineyard Notes: Markus and Liz Bokisch are dedicated to producing hand-crafted Spanish varietal wines with a distinctive California style while exhibiting the true character of the grape. Their goal is to have Spanish varieties such as Albariño, Graciano, Tempranillo and Garnacha roll off the wine lover's tongue just as easily as other Spanish words embedded in our culture. All of their grapes are estate grown and farmed with a conscientious outlook towards sustainability and organics while being irrigated by solar energy. Technical Notes: Appellation: Clements Hills - Lodi Bottled: June 29, 2007 pH : 3.69 TA : 0.52 Clone: Rioja Alcohol: 14.5% Aging: 7 months in new & neutral French Oak Return to Bokisch Vineyards Wine List

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