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Concrete Mama Grenache

2016 Concrete Mama Grenache

(3-Pack Only)
vintage notes

“There was something about this vintage…when the fruit came in it’s like we were under some kind of a spell,” says our Winemaker, Ali Mayfield. “I don’t even know if we could come close to making this wine again.” Grenache needs a longer season than most other varietals so in a good vintage you are allowed some extra hang time, which we got in 2016. With the additional heat from the renown Rocks District cobble, this Grenache certainly found its sweet spot. “When it came in, we weren’t really prepared for it and that ended up being a beautiful thing because it allowed us to color outside of the lines,” explains Ali. “It was a perfect storm of creativity, opportunity and ingenuity.” We’re currently exploring real time fingerprint scanning security systems run by neutral third parties to help us keep our greedy hands off this wine. It’s so good we might otherwise drink it all.

This beautifully structured wine has elegant red and black fruit tones, an extremely light oak influence, and cobbly minerality that would pair well with spiced lamb or pork or a hearty potato dish chock full of fresh herbs.

VITALS :

92% Grenache | 8% Syrah

BIRTHPLACE :

River Rock Vineyard | Walla Walla Valley AVA

PRODUCTION :

175 Cases

ALCOHOL :

13.8%

pH:

3.96

RESIDUAL SUGAR :

<0.05 g/L

ENJOY:

2018-2024

2016 Concrete Mama Grenache Reviews

“Checking in as a blend of 92% Grenache and 8% Syrah, the medium ruby/ semi-opaque colored 2016 Concrete Mama is a ripe, sexy, exuberant Grenache that does everything right. Kirsch, dried spice, underbrush, and floral notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, supple, impressively textured beauty that has no hard edges. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet keep for 7-10 years. 92-94 points.”

-- Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
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