2020 J. Lohr Gean Vineyard Grenache Rosé
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Wine & Spirits, Spring 2022
Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
The vibrant Grenache fruit signature of this rosé shows best in the first year.1 Year
Perfect with cured meats along with crusty bread, or a salad of kale, snap peas, and quinoa.
This Grenache rosé 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 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 Vineyard Series wines.
Our J. Lohr Gean Ranch received 20 inches of preseason rainfall in 2020, providing ample moisture to start the growing season. The 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, sustaining the vines until the fruit was harvested on a chilly morning on the 21st of September.