Kale "Heritage" McGah Vineyard Grenache 2014 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, Callifornia) - [RP 93]

Kale "Heritage" McGah Vineyard Grenache 2014
(Rutherford, Napa Valley, Callifornia) - [RP 93]


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Notes From the Winemaker:
This is the inaugural vintage of the Heritage and the first Grenache-based blend in our portfolio. Luxurious strawberry pie, and wild raspberry marmalade aromas lead to a rounded palette. Fresh plum, fig compote and hints of cinnamon are layered through the full-bodied finish. The wine is focused in approach, but expands through the finish. Hedonistic and savory. Enjoy now through 2030.

Winemaking:
Grapes were hand harvested and arrived at the winery at dawn. Once received, the grapes were sprinkled with dry ice to keep cold and protect from oxidation. Grenache and Mourvédre grapes were gravity-fed to a stainless steel open top fermenter. A significant saignée was take n for concentration . Gentle pumpovers extracted what we needed during the co - fermentation, and we pressed at dryness. Secondary fermentation finished natively by Spring 2015 . The wine was aged without racking for 11 months in neutral French 225 L barrels . Syrah was blended for nuanced pepper characters and freshness. Bottled without fining and lightly filtered.

Analysis:
Composition: 87% Grenache, 8% Mourvédre, 5% Syrah
Alcohol: 15.5%
Production: 114 cases

Ratings & Reviews



93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Heritage McGah Vineyard from Rutherford, is 87% Grenache and the rest 8% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah. This is another sexy wine, coming in at 15.5% natural alcohol. Peppery, Provençal herb and strawberry notes soar from the glass of this fragrant, intriguing wine. It is medium to full-bodied with loads of glycerin, a voluptuous texture and a long, pure finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (28th Oct 2016)