2015 Thompson Vineyard Grenache

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2015 Thompson Vineyard Grenache

36.00

The Thompson Vineyard is located within the renowned Alisos Canyon corridor. 42 acres of cool-climate Rhone varietals, most of which are planted on their own rootstock for the purest expression of the vineyard. Since 1990 Thompson’s elegant style has been distinguished by an exquisite balance of power and finesse. This Vineyard is planted on a complex array of Shaley loam, Linne clay loam, and Chamise sandy loam. All of which spreads out over the dramatic landscape of rolling hills and valleys, and alined with perfect exposure to the sun.

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The 2015 Thompson Vineyard Grenache is very pretty - Silky, nuanced and gracious, it captures all the intensity of the year, yet also retains terrific aromatic lift. All the elements fall into place effortlessly in this attractive, nuanced Grenache. Vinous 91 points.

2015 Thompson Vineyard Grenache

Clonal Selection: 90% Grenache using the Alban clone, 10% Syrah utilizing the Estrella clone.
Growing Season: 2015 was a dry and hot vintage. Which resulted in a very early harvest.
Brix at Harvest: 24 brix.
Chemistry: Finished total acidity 0.055 with a pH of 3.85, Alc. 14.1%
Fermentation / Élevage: 40% whole cluster fermented. 17 months in barrel with no new oak, and bottled unfined, unfiltered.