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My winemaking philosophy which I developed early on in my career is based on the concept that wine is a natural food. As such, the ultimate enjoyment of wine is as a graceful and harmonious accompaniment to a meal, whether it be simple or sublime.

While most of my wines are enjoyable by themselves, it is with food that they really shine, and reveal all of their nuances and textures. To me the best wines have the ability to bring out the best in the food they are paired with and conversely the food brings out the best in the wines.

2005 Grenache
Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County

2005 Grenache

Technical Details

Composition:
95% Grenache
5% Malbec

Vineyard Sources:
Alisos Vineyard – Grenache
Barnwood Vineyard – Malbec

Production: 101 cases
Alcohol by volume: 15.5%
pH: 3.52
Titratable acidity: 0.69 g/100 ml.
Cellaring potential: 2-4 years
Bottle price: $23.00

The latest vintage of Grenache from the Alisos Vineyard has arrived just in time for the summer BBQ season.

Alisos Vineyard, located a few miles east of the town of Los Alamos, is ideally situated to allow for the slow ripening of the Grenache grapes. Our grapes were harvested on October 11th with an average sugar level of 26 Brix. The grapes were 100% destemmed and lightly crushed into a small open top fermenter. After 17 days the wine was pressed off, settled and moved to stainless steel drums until June when it was moved to older, neutral French oak barrels for seven months, then transferred back to stainless steel drums until it was bottled in March 2007.

In my blending trials, it turned out that a small amount of the aromatic Malbec brought out the strawberry aromas of the Grenache even more.

The wine has a beautiful, bright cherry red color. The aroma of the wine is dominated by strawberries, with a hint of melons. On the palate, the wine is soft and rich in the entry, then shows moderate tannins in the middle, ending with a long, rich finish. Additional bottle aging will mellow the tannins and enhance the finish.

This is a big, flavorful wine which will go well with grilled sausages and peppers or smoked ham dishes.

Rick Longoria, Winemaker
June 1, 2007

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Other Past Releases

2000 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2001 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2001 Syrah - Rex - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2002 Grenache - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2003 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah-Port - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2004 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2004 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2004 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2005 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2005 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2005 Syrah - Vino Dulce - Santa Barbara County
2005 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2006 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2006 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2006 Syrah - Reserva - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2007 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2007 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2008 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2008 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2009 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2009 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2010 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2010 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2011 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2011 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2012 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2012 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2013 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2013 Grenache - Santa Barbara County
2014 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley

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