Paso Robles, Adelaida District
The vibrant Grenache fruit signature of this wine shows best in the first year.1 Year
Perfect with cured meats with crusty bread, or a summer salad of kale, snap peas and quinoa.
This Grenache was grown at the J. Lohr Gean Ranch, which is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA. Our planting, located in the Adelaida district, was established in 2009. The soils are a mix of calcareous shale and clay on steep slopes. Grenache clones 362 and 523 produce this aromatic rosé with the balance and intensity demanded for our limited, winery-exclusive Vineyard Series wines.
The 2019 vintage benefited from above-average preseason rainfall providing a full soil moisture profile as the vines woke from dormancy in April. Canopy growth surged for the next six weeks, propelled by warm springtime weather, until we saw a two-week cooling period in late May. Summer temperatures rose to normal with enough daytime heat to ripen the fruit, followed by cold nighttime temperatures which preserved flavors and acidity. The vineyard required the first of two irrigations for the year on the 8th day of August, which provided enough moisture to sustain the vines until the fruit was harvested on a chilly morning in early October.