Lumen Grenache
Martian Ranch 2016

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Tasting Notes:  A medium-bodied red with raspberry, nutmeg and rose petal on the nose. Deep, lush, and velvety on the palate, with notes of raspberry, rhubarb, oregano and spicy earth, followed by a finish of chocolate and molasses.  99 cases produced.  Drink now through 2026.

Alcohol: 14.6%

91 points, The Wine Enthusiast

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$48.00

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Pure Grenache from our favorite Grenache vineyard in Northern Santa Barbara County, which has a unique climate influenced by cool, foggy mornings and windy afternoons due to its proximity to the ocean.  Martian Vineyard lies on gentle hillsides in Alisos Canyon near the town of Los Alamos, and is situated directly between the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVAs.  This small twenty-acre vineyard is certain to be one of the most sought-after sources for Grenache fruit in the years to come. Biodynamically farmed and hand-crafted, with an extremely low level of added sulfites.  

Tasting Notes:  A medium-bodied red with raspberry, nutmeg and rose petal on the nose. Deep, lush, and velvety on the palate, with notes of raspberry, rhubarb, oregano and spicy earth, followed by a finish of chocolate and molasses.  99 cases produced.  Drink now through 2026.

WINEMAKER: LANE TANNER

100 % Grenache
Santa Barbara County
Martian Ranch Vineyard (100%)
Biodynamically Farmed
Clone: 362

open-top fermentation
punched down by hand
100 % malolactic
100% de-stemmed

avg sugar before fermentation: 24.5 brix
14 day fermentation
extended cold soak
Alcohol: 14.6%
ph: 3.87
aged in neutral Hungarian oak
unfined and loosely filtered

91 points, The Wine Enthusiast

 

 

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