2022 J. Lohr Stairway Vineyard Grenache Rosé
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The 2022 J. Lohr Stairway Vineyard Grenache Rosé displays fresh aromas of ripe strawberry, pink grapefruit, and Asian pear. The palate is crisp and succulent, with tropical fruit flavors giving way to a refreshing finish.
— Brenden Wood, red winemaker
Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
The vibrant Grenache fruit signature of this wine shows best in the first year.1 Year
The ultimate sipper for afternoon get-togethers. Serve chilled with quiche, or a charcuterie spread.
The J. Lohr Stairway Vineyard is located in the Adelaida District sub-AVA. This part of Paso Robles is an ancient, uplifted sea bed; fossilized sea shells are often found in the ground even though the vineyard is perched at 1,500 foot average elevation. Slopes can be as much as 50% at this mountainous ranch. Hiking up the vine rows is leg-burning and requires caution when traversing the steep, step-like chalk rocks. Daytime high temperatures are moderated by early afternoon breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean, just 13 miles away. Planted in 2018-2019, just 4 acres of Grenache vines here are dedicated to growing and producing highly aromatic, Provence-style Rosé.
Rainfall for the 2022 vintage was only 65% of the 25-year historical average in Paso Robles. The weather was quite cool during budbreak in the month of April, with a few nights briefly dipping below freezing. However, plenty of warm, sunny days followed all the way through completion of veraison in early August. Grenache Noir, grown exclusively for this limited bottling, was hand-harvested on the morning of September 8th.