Skinner Vineyards 2016 Grenache, El Dorado

Skinner Vineyards 2016 Grenache, El Dorado

Item Number: 12094

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: El Dorado
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Grenache
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Case Production: 390

The grapes are sourced from 6 vineyards with various aspects, soils, and elevations ranging from 1,300 feet to 2,800 feet to make a wine representative of El Dorado. Nearly one-third comes from Fenaughty in the northern part of the region followed by equal representation from South Fork, Withers, and Sumu Kaw plus a dash of a few other sites as well. The wine spends 11 month in oak: 59% neutral French oak, 27% 2-year French oak, 14% 1-year French oak.

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 87 (11/1/2018)

    Very light cherry and berry aromas are followed by mild fruit flavors and a slightly gripping texture in this medium-boded wine. It is delicate and restrained, with very good acidity and more taut balance than most examples.