2016 Calistoga Grenache
Few things better embody T-Vine than our Calistoga Grenache from the Frediani Vineyard. Jim Frediani is third generation grape whisperer. He knows everything there is to know about the farmin’ business. His Calistoga vineyard sits across the valley floor and basks in the harsh daytime sun before temperatures plummet at night. These variances stress our little Grenache friends, but it makes them stronger, more robust and a bit more intense than your typical Grenache.
The 2016 vintage stopped us in our tracks. In the glass, this wine has rich aromas of ripe red fruit mixed with bay leaf and clove which move to flavors of rhubarb crisp and raspberries that burst in your mouth. Fine-grained tannins and moderate acidity provide a balanced finish that would pair well with most foods.