The Grenache grapes are grown on a steep, South-facing, rocky hillside block of the Fox Family Vineyard in the hills of Los Olivos. This tiny vineyard is farmed by hand and the grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, 85% destemmed and lightly crushed, leaving approximately 60% whole berries and 15% whole-cluster, into two 1 ton open top fermentors. The must was cold-soaked for five days, with the addition of dry-ice, prior to inoculation and punched down by hand one to three times per day until fermentation was complete. The must was basket pressed and settled before being racked to 450L and 500L French oak puncheons for aging. This wine was aged in barrel for an additional twenty-two months prior to being racked from barrel and bottled in late August of 2016.
91Pts. - Robert Parker/WIne Advocate