2015 Sel De La Terre Grenache - McPrice Myers Wine Company
Fresh cranberry, crushed rose, tart cherry compote. Spiced blueberry, kirsch, red licorice. Saddle leather and tumbleweed, wet limestone and cold charcoal. Beaming red florals waft over strawberry pie met with sea salt and sand dunes. A rugged desert in the old west after a heavy rain. This 2015 Sel De La Terre Grenache by McPrice Myers Wine Company is a Paso Robles wild western wonder.
Grenache is a grape variety that can thrive in a myriad of climates and soils, but it reaches it's most powerful form in steady dry heat. From Priorat to the Southern Rhone to Paso Robles it is hot desert-like conditions that allow Grenache to create tense, concentrated wines of immense depth and complexity. This bottling, crafted by McPrice Myers from 100% Grenache sourced from 4 separate vineyards in Paso Robles, shows the fortitude of this warm Californian appellation. 90% whole cluster inclusion during fermentation has added a touch of wild earthy grit to a muscular core of red fruit and florals. This wine is brawny and robust yet exhibits a fine cooling acidity that maintains balance. If you're a fan of Grenache that is hearty but not excessive then this wine is sure to suit your fancy.