Dashe Cellars Dry Creek Valley Grenache les Enfants Terribles 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

We picked these grapes relatively late, in early October 2009. The grapes were picked early in the AM to keep the grapes very cold, and then trucked 1 ½ hours to the winery. As with all of our wines, the fermentation is conducted using the native yeasts found naturally growing on the grapes. We waited 12 hours and "bled off" some of the slightly colored juice to make our Vin Gris (rose), which helps concentrate the wine. We loved the purity of the fruit so much that we decided to keep the wine unfiltered and unfined, to keep the fruit as distinctive as possible, reflecting the character of the vineyard. Since we loved the character of the fruit, we aged the wine in 500 Liter older French oak puncheons (about twice the size of a "normal" barrel). By using older barrels we intentionally kept this wine away from heavy oak influences, and enhanced the lovely fruit character of the wine.

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Dashe Cellars:
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and ... Read more
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and personality of top Sonoma vineyards in the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Lush, sweet red fruit together with black currents, floral, slightly grainy tannins, luscious and velvety mouthfeel, long, mineral and earthy finish, spicy.

We picked these grapes relatively late, in early October 2009. The grapes were picked early in the AM to keep the grapes very cold, and then trucked 1 ½ hours to the winery. As with all of our wines, the fermentation is conducted using the native yeasts found naturally growing on the grapes. We waited 12 hours and "bled off" some of the slightly colored juice to make our Vin Gris (rose), which helps concentrate the wine. We loved the purity of the fruit so much that we decided to keep the wine unfiltered and unfined, to keep the fruit as distinctive as possible, reflecting the character of the vineyard. Since we loved the character of the fruit, we aged the wine in 500 Liter older French oak puncheons (about twice the size of a "normal" barrel). By using older barrels we intentionally kept this wine away from heavy oak influences, and enhanced the lovely fruit character of the wine.

Dietary Information: Organic

301 cases produced.

Aged 5 months in French Oak.

Notes: 5 months in 500 Liter barrels, 100% older French

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2%

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