2016 Stellareese Lucid Poet Grenache
48 Cases Produced
100% whole cluster fermented / carbonic maceration
21 days on skins
2016 Stellareese Grenache Paras Vineyard, Mt Veeder
This is a winemakers wine, esoteric, complex, cerebral. It took us 10 years to find the right circumstances to make this wine the way we wanted to. Just 2 barrels were made in neutral french oak. Our Grenache is made in the old world style, following the tradition of Chateauneuf du Pape. The Grenache fermented for 21 days on skins and stems adding intricate nuances of flavor and tannins.
Incredibly fragrant with aromas of strawberries, lavender, white pepper, and delicate floral notes. The palate is juicy with pomegranate, strawberry & red cherry interwoven with vibrant red fruit followed by intricate layers, of smoked meat, black pepper and a hint of minerality, framed by delicate, integrated tannin
Paras vineyard, Mt Veeder
This is a unique vineyard property supporting mainly Rhone varietals including Viognier, Grenache & Syrah. Soils are shallow on the property, vines are planted closely and production is extremely limited typically in the range of 1 to 1.2 tons per acre. The result is highly concentrated fruit with rich flavors.