2017 Chiron Emergent Truth Grenache

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2017 Chiron Emergent Truth Grenache

White pepper, allspice, and freshly ground cardamom juts from the glass. This wine is extroverted. Where rich rhubarb nonchalantly hugs the thick spice, the acid lifts and the tannins give foundation. It’s meaty, fruity, spicy and floral all at once. Grenache has an ability to bring to the table everything I love about all wines…in one glass. It is just that gorgeous and delicious.

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2017 Chiron Emergent Truth Grenache

White pepper, allspice, and freshly ground cardamom juts from the glass. This wine is extroverted. Where rich rhubarb nonchalantly hugs the thick spice, the acid lifts and the tannins give foundation. It’s meaty, fruity, spicy and floral all at once. Grenache has an ability to bring to the table everything I love about all wines…in one glass. It is just that gorgeous and delicious.

  • Vineyards: 65% Stagecoach Vineyard, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley; 35% Slide Hill Vineyard, Edna Valley

  • Elevations: 1300 feet at Stagecoach and 350 feet at Slide Hill

  • Soil: Hambright complex at Stagecoach and Chamise soils at Slide Hill

  • Slope and Aspect: South-West Facing, 5-10% slope at Stagecoach; West Facing, 10-15% Slope at Slide Hill

  • Farming: Sustainable at Stagecoach; Biodynamic at Slide Hill; all meticulous and by hand

  • Harvest: Both vineyards were harvested on October 29th, 2017, and both came in at 27.4 brix

  • Fruit Processing: First 50% of the Slide Hill was sorted whole-cluster and gently foot stomped into a bin, the other 50% was destemmed on top. (separated stems were kept in a bin for later). The Stagecoach fruit was sorted and destemmed while layering in the stems from Slide Hill that were kept.

  • Fermentation: Both bins went through a 5-day cold soak, 6-day fermentation, 13-day post-dry maceration. Each wine was lightly pressed separately straight to barrel; full native alcoholic and malolactic fermentations

  • Aging: Once used French oak puncheons (500 liter) for 18 months, racked once for blending after six months

  • Production: 137 dozen bottled May 26th, 2019, not fined nor filtered

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Weight 3 kg

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