2012 L'Ange Rouge
Alta Mesa Grenache is blended with Grenache from Thompson Vineyard to showcase a rich and complex blend of Grenache.
The components of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre were fermented in small open top bins, with 60% whole clusters included. The wine spent 15-20 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 16 months in 500-liter puncheons. 16 months in French Oak 20% new.
Cherry cola, hibiscus, fresh raspberries, cherries, cranberry chutney, tobacco, chocolate, potpourri, oolong tea, licorice, fennel frond, concentrated aromatics, lush, silky, long finish.