Lumen Grenache 2014

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TASTING NOTES: A medium-bodied red with cinnamon, cranberry and nutmeg on the nose. Lush, velvety and delicately balanced on the palate, with notes of dark cherry and plum, followed by a finish of caramel, brown sugar and allspice. A great Pinot Noir alternative. 450 cases produced. Drink now through 2025.

Alcohol: 14.7%

93 points, Editor’s Choice, The Wine Enthusiast

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A blend of pure Grenache from two vineyards in Northern Santa Barbara County, both of which are influenced by cold, foggy mornings and windy afternoons due to the proximity to the ocean. Martian Vineyard lies on gentle hillsides in Alisos Canyon in Los Alamos, and is biodynamically farmed. Camp 4 is owned and managed by the Chumash Tribe and lies just east of the town of Los Olivos, CA. Both were selected and blended for their pure expression of Central Coast Grenache fruit.

Winemaker: Lane Tanner

100% Grenache
Santa Barbara County
Martian Vineyard (56%)
Camp 4 Vineyard (46%)
Clones: 01A and 362

Harvest: September 12 & 27, 2014
Average sugar before fermentation: 24.7 Brix

Open-top fermentation
Punched down by hand
100% malolactic
100% de-stemed

14 day fermentation
Extended cold soak
Alcohol: 14.7%
PH: 3.61
Aged in neutral French/Hungarian oak
Unfined and loosely filtered

 

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