Slide Hill Vineyard—Edna Valley
The 2018 Grenache comes from a single vineyard, Slide Hill. Deep garnet-purple, it has a powerful nose of raspberry coulis, blackberry pie, and Chinese five spice with hints of dusty soil, wild sage, and a touch of balsamic. The full-bodied palate is firm and velvety, with a lively line and loads of spicy red berry layers, finishing long. This is a very different style of Grenache, at pH 3.5 with powerful fruit and full body.