Dashe “Les Enfants Terribles” Grenache, Sonoma, CA 2015


12 in stock

The Dry Creek Valley is one of our favorite appellations, and this is an exceptional vineyard in Dry Creek: a rugged, rocky, dry riverbed just north of the town of Healdsburg. The fog that flows down the valley at night chills down the vines, keeping the grapes cool and resulting in a wine that offers bright, vibrant fruit and great acidity.
In 2015, the vines produced a fraction of the quantity that they normally do, so we only were able to make 337 of this lovely Grenache. Because of the way we make this wine—fermented with the native yeasts on the grapes; aged in large, French oak barrels; unfined; and bottled with low SO2 levels—we felt that it deserved to be labeled with our other wines in the Les Enfants Terribles (the “Wild Children”) series, wines made in an Old World style. The resulting purity of flavor, velvety texture, and lush midpalette is a break from the brash, fruit-forward style of many Californian wines.
Color: Brick red
Aromas: Red raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, spice, minerals.
Taste: Beautiful velvety texture. Entry of intense strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranatefruit with hints of black currants. Beautiful floral elements of lavender and violets, slightly grainy tannins, long sweet finish of red fruit, minerals, and peppery spice.
Weight 3 lbs