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AVIATRIX 2016 Grenache

Blend: 90% Grenache, 8% Carignane/Mourvedre (field blend), 2% Petite Sirah

AVA: California - 50% Santa Ynez, 25% Arroyo Secco (Monterey), 25% Knights Valley

Some Chemistry:  14.7% alc. T.A. 5.6, pH 3.73

100% French oak barrels 25% new for 10 months 

Bottling date: Dec 12, 2017   

Release date:  June 1, 2018  

Production: 244 cases

Tasting Notes: (tasted 5/31/18 by HPB)

This lovely wine is medium garnet in color with aromas of all spice, plum, rainier cherry, and rose. Beautiful purity of aromatics and flavors. Across the palate it is soft, lush, juicy and quite tasty. Very light tannins add structure and nice texture to the mid palate. Flavors are expressive for Grenache, cherry and plum but with layers and complexity, very rhone-like in profile. Medium body and ready to enjoy now. A delicious expression of Grenache!