2017 Grenache, Fox Family Vineyard
Vineyards and Composition: 88% Fox Family Vineyard Grenache and 12% Fox Family Vineyard Syrah; Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County.
Barrel Aging and Cooperage: Twenty-two months in four year old 500L French oak puncheon (T. Mercurey).
Winemaking: These grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, 80% destemmed and lightly crushed, leaving approximately 70% whole berries and 20% 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 free run juice was drained off and the remaining must was basket pressed and settled before being racked to 500L French oak puncheons for aging. Twelve percent of Fox Family Vineyard Syrah was co-fermented to add color, structure and depth to the wine. This wine was aged in puncheon for an additional twenty-two months prior to being racked from barrel and bottled in late August of 2019.
Production: 103 cases made
Bottle Aging: Drink this wine now or age up to 7 years
Regular Price: $55 per bottle / Wine Club Price: $44 per bottle
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