Villa Creek 2014 Garnacha, Paso Robles
Item Number: 9949
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 325
Luna Matta - certified organic/clay loam over lime stone
Denner - sustainable/thin layer of topsoil over limestone seabed
2014 Vintage: After a very cold, very dry winter, Paso Robles was doused with just enough rain in March, to get the cover crop growing in the vineyard only to be quickly knocked down to prepare for a hot dry summer. Summer started early with consistently high temperatures that persisted through harvest. The last grapes were picked early October, almost a month earlier than normal. Bright acidity and concentration will be the hallmarks of this vintage.
Vinification: After a careful cluster sort, the grapes were fermented 100% whole cluster. After a 3-day cold soak with daily pigeage, the clusters were nurtured through native yeast fermentation with daily pumpovers. The Grenache was aged in 2/3 concrete and the remainder, neutral puncheons.
Tasting Notes: This wine is a juicy blend of Denner Vineyard Grenache and Luna Matta Vineyard Grenache fermented 100% whole cluster and aged in concrete vessels and French puncheons. Luna Matta Grenache brings all kinds of wild flora and dark fruits to perfectly complement the bright red fruits, verve, and mineral that is a staple in Denner Grenache. The heady, sexy aromatics of black cherry, canela, dove weed and truffle transition to a generous palate of red fruits, brown sugar, toasted pepitas and spice.