Odonata Wines 2015 Grenache, Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard: Hook Vineyard is very low on the Santa Lucia Highland’s mountain range, because of its location, the cooling influence of winds from Monterey Bay have minimal impact in comparison to more northern vineyards. This means warmer temperatures and uniform sun coverage speed ripening and yield robust, lavish flavors. This fun little microclimate boasts fresh fruit flavors, lively acidity, with spices and smooth tannins intertwined.
Winemaking: At harvest 23.7 Brix 3.43ph
Pump over then daily gentle punchdown for 14 days
pressed to barrel used 20% new oak aged for 16 months
Finished wine: 13.4% alc 3.6 ph
225 cases produced un-filtered un-fined
Notes: Vibrant and lively on the nose with alluring nuances of fresh flowers and berry fruits. On the palate you’re treated with pepper herbs, fresh minerality and delightful tannin. The richness and depth of this Grenache erupts with every sip, while conveying texture and balance.