Qupe Grenache Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Edna Valley 2016 (750ml)
"The most famous Grenache growing vineyards in the world are in quite warm to hot growing areas such as Southern Rhone, Priorat, or even Paso Robles. The wines are usually big, ripe, almost syrupy ... Grenache can take it and excel in those conditions. Cool climate Grenache is very different, at least when harvested at reasonable sugar levels. This wine is elegant, layered, with a purity of fruit, and brilliant cherry red clarity. Light red plum and hibiscus aromas meet with sweet herbs and cinnamon spice on the nose. In structure it's more like Pinot Noir than it is to Chateauneuf du Pape! Serve slightly cool with foods that are appropriate for Pinot Noir.
To have the Demeter Certified Biodynamic emblem on the label, winemaking techniques must also be approved, which we did. Since this wine is biodynamic, native yeasts were allowed to do their thing and nothing was added except a small amount of SO2."