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2016 The Pope

2016 The Pope
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SKU: 16POPE

A grape that we so commonly find in G-S-M blends, it was time to let Grenache shine. The Pope (claiming its name from the Avignon Popes) is made up of 100% Grenache. We wanted to represent the true expression of this varietal, gently sorting and destemming the fruit and aging it in 100% neutral French oak. This Grenache was grown and sourced from the Willow Creek District in Paso Robles.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
100% Grenache
Appellation
Willow Creek District
Harvest Date
September and October 2016
Acid
6.2
pH
3.6
Aging
19 months in neutral French oak
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Pope stands out in our line-up, 100% Grenache is hard to find. This wine bursts with bright red fruit, black berries and a hint of sandalwood. Staying true to a Grenache, this is a medium to full-bodied wine with supple tannins and a tiny hint of white pepper.
Ratings
"Made from 100% Grenache, the 2016 The Pope offers a terrific bouquet of kirsch and blackberry fruits intermixed with notes of crushed violets, incense, and dried orange peel. This medium to full-bodied, supple, seamless Grenache is fleshy, forward, and balanced, and ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years". --- 90pts, Jeb Dunnuck
Vineyard Notes
Siliceous shale, Clay loam, Calcareous Limestone
Production Notes
This Grenache was picked in September and October 2018. The grapes were sorted, 100% de-stemmed, and fermented in stainless steel, concrete tanks and fermenting bins. √Člevage included punchdowns, pumpovers and d√©lestage. The wine aged for 19 months in neutral French oak. Bottled on April 13, 2018.
Food Pairing Notes
Wild mushroom and pancetta risotto | Lamb Tagine | Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)
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