Twisted Oak Grenache Blend California Rosado 2005
Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberries, watermelon and bananas combined with floral characters. The flavors are bright strawberry and clove spices. The fresh mouthfeel makes this wine enjoyable for drinking RIGHT NOW! Vineyard Notes The Grenache in this blend was grown on 2 different vineyards. The first is our own estate vineyard here at the winery. Our Grenache program calls for bleeding some of the fresh "free-run" juice off of the must after it has been crushed. This juice is separated from the main Grenache and fermented on its own. During fermentation, we blend in fresh juice from grapes grown on the Bokisch Ranch in the soon-to-be-designated Clements Hills Viticultural Area. These vines are true Spanish clones and give a distinctly watermelon character. Grower Markus Bokisch is a Spanish varietal aficionado and he tends these vines with great care. The Tempranillo that is blended with the Grenache comes from the Silvaspoons vineyard in Galt. Winemaking Notes: Upon reaching the winery, the fruit was whole cluster pressed to remove the fresh grape juice from the skins. After pressing, the Grenache was inoculated with a Spanish yeast strain and the yeast monitored throughout fermentation to ensure optimal yeast viability. The juice was fermented in a stainless steel tank over a period of nearly 30 days. Near the end of primary fermentation, we blended in 7% Tempranillo for a touch of color and complexity. It was bottled shortly after harvest in order to keep the fresh fruit flavors intact. Technical Notes: Varietal: 52% Grenache from our estate vineyard, 41% Garnacha- Bokisch Ranches, 7% Tempranillo- Silvaspoons Vineyard Alcohol: 13.4% Titratable Acid: 0.58 pH: 3.41 Volatile Acid: 0.045 Return to Twisted Oak Wine List
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This was the first Grenache that brought anything special to my nose and palate. I was moved with the full earthy fruity spicy smell, very complex. Made me just want to sit and ponder this wine, always a good sign. First taste was intense, spicy and mildly tannic at first, giving way to some earthy blackberry fruitiness. Enjoyed with some gouda, salami and crackers...and then later matched up well with some dark chocolate brownies. I need to get more of this!
Significantly better than the bottle I had a few months ago. Or maybe my taste buds have changed. Lots of fruit, mostly strawberry. Paired this with some dark chocolate that was decadent.
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