Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
The vibrant Grenache fruit signature of this wine shows best in the first year.1 Year
Perfect with cured meats along 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 planting in the Paso Robles AVA. These vines were planted in 2009 and are located at a site in the Adelaida District, which is bordered by dense oak forest to the east, with the Las Tablas Creek situated across the road to the west. The soils are a mix of calcareous shale and clay on steep slopes. Grenache clones 362 and 523 are farmed expressly to produce this aromatic rosé with the balance and intensity demanded for our exclusive Vineyard Series wines.
Our J. Lohr Gean Ranch received 20 inches of preseason rainfall, providing ample moisture to start the 2020 season. Grenache was pruned the first week of April and budbreak occurred just a week or so later on April 18th. Summer heat spikes in August and early September had little effect on the Grenache vines, as cold nighttime temperatures protected the fresh varietal flavors and brisk acidity. The vineyard required just two irrigations for the year which provided enough moisture to sustain the vines until the fruit was harvested on a chilly morning on the 21st of September.