Lumen Grenache
Portico Hills 2018

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Tasting Notes:  A medium-bodied red with blueberry, clove and plum on the nose. Deep, lush, and velvety on the palate, with notes of blueberry, rhubarb, oregano and spicy earth, followed by a finish of chocolate and molasses.  50 cases produced.  Drink now through 2028.

Alcohol: 13.4%

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Pure Grenache from a burgeoning new 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.  Portico Hills Vineyard lies on steep hillsides just west of the town of Los Alamos, and is situated directly between the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVAs.  This small vineyard is certain to be one of the most sought-after sources for Grenache fruit in the years to come. Sustainably farmed and hand-crafted, with an extremely low level of added sulfites.  

WINEMAKER: WILL HENRY

100 % Grenache
Santa Barbara County
Portico Hills Vineyard (100%)
SIP Sustainable Certified
Clone: 362

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

avg sugar at harvest: 22.5 brix
14 day fermentation
extended cold soak
Alcohol: 13.4%
ph: 3.47
aged in neutral Hungarian oak
unfined and loosely filtered

Production: 50 cases

 

 

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