Austin Hope Grenache 2018

Austin Hope Grenache 2018

Austin Hope Grenache 2018

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$55.00
/ 750ML
SKU: CGAH018GRBO12USA

The Austin Hope Grenache is an elegant yet powerful wine.  Aromatics of rhubarb, dried cherries and hickory evolve onto the palate with flavors of rose petal, fresh strawberry, savory cardamom and a dash of black pepper. This medium bodied Grenache finishes with lingering velvety tannins and splash of bright acidity to balance.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
9/29/2018
Acid
0.55g/100ml
pH
3.85
Alcohol %
15
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Austin Hope Grenache is an elegant yet powerful wine. Aromatics of rhubarb, dried cherries and hickory evolve onto the palate with flavors of rose petal, fresh strawberry, savory cardamom and a dash of black pepper. This medium bodied Grenache finishes with lingering velvety tannins and splash of bright acidity to balance.
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season gave us near-normal rainfall, after a Miracle March of heavier rains. Spring conditions were mild with only a few weeks of exception. July brought a short period of very warm weather that slowed vine growth and berry sizing. Fortunately, moderate weather for the remainder of the growing season enabled vines to thrive. Leading up to harvest, the typical warm autumn weather provided even berry development and maturity. The result was predicted yields, high fruit quality with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.
Winemaker Notes
Six Grenache clones were used in the 2018 blend: Tablas Creek Vineyard Selection (Beaucastel CDP France via Paso Robles), Garnacha Clone 814 (Spain), Tinta Clone 01 (Spain), Alban (Rayas CDP, France), Clone 362 (France), and Clone 513 (France). The grapes were hand-picked and fermented separately by vineyard block in five-ton, open-top tanks. After daily pump-overs (for color and tannin extraction) for 10 days, the tanks were tasted and analyzed for their tannin and structure to determine the length of extended maceration. The wines were held on their skins for an additional 30 days before they were barreled down into 55% new and 45% once used French oak barrels where they aged for 24 months. The Grenache was racked once during aging and a second time to create the final blend just prior to bottling in January of 2021.