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2023 J. Lohr Stairway Vineyard Grenache Rosé

Displays grapefruit and wild strawberry aromas with accents of Asian pear, guava, and Crenshaw melon. The palate is crisp yet succulent, with tangelo and strawberry hard candy flavors that transition to a refreshing finish.

— Brenden Wood, red winemaker

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 100%

      Grenache Noir

  • Origin

    Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA

  • Cellaring

    The vibrant Grenache fruit signature of this wine shows best in the first year.

    1 Year
  • Food Pairings

    The ultimate sipper for afternoon get-togethers. Serve cold with fresh fruit, quiche, and a charcuterie spread.


The J. Lohr Stairway Vineyard is located in the Adelaida District sub-AVA of Paso Robles. Slopes can be as much as 50% at this ranch. Hiking up the vine rows is leg-burning and requires caution when traversing the steep, step-like chalk rocks. This part of Paso Robles is an ancient uplifted seabed so fossilized that seashells are often found in the ground - even though the vineyard is perched at 1,500 foot average elevation. Daytime high temperatures are moderated by early afternoon breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean, just 13 miles away. Planted in 2018 and 2019, just 4 acres of Grenache vines are dedicated to growing highly aromatic, luxury tier, Provence-style rosé.


Paso Robles experienced record winter rainfall as multiple atmospheric rivers advanced across the west coast from December 2022 through March 2023. Rain totals for the season were nearly double the 30-year average and helped to established cover crops in our sustainably farmed vineyards to prevent erosion and draw precipitation back into the soil. A remarkable “superbloom” of colorful native flowers could be spotted through springtime on the central coast in response to the nourishing downpours. Cool weather persisted through much of the growing season. This slowed vine and cluster development until mid-July, when warm weather finally emerged. Veraison occurred during the second and third weeks of August, about two weeks behind schedule. Near perfect warm weather continued through October and November, allowing us to wait until the last days of autumn for optimal ripeness and flavor development. We hand-picked this Grenache in two passes, on October 3rd and 16th. The lots were crushed and held in tank on the skins for 15 hours prior to pressing to develop the wine’s vibrant pink hue.

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