2018 Walson Holland Grenache
100% Slide Hill Grenache Tablas A clone, 25% Whole Cluster.
Raised 28 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 35% new oak, 80% neutral. Unfined and Unfiltered. 120 cases produced.
The 2018 Slide Hill Grenache is a powerful wine in the glass and on the palate. Aromatically bold with classic Grenache notes of caramelized red fruit, licorice, and herb de Provence. The palate is full bodied, and rich in depth with a bright red fruit core and dusty edges. The tannins are polished yet rugged giving way to a lengthy and powerful finish.
Acid: 6.6 g/L
Bottled: November 1, 2021
Slide Hill Vineyard—Edna Valley
The 2018 Grenache comes from a single vineyard, Slide Hill. Deep garnet-purple, it has a powerful nose of raspberry coulis, blackberry pie, and Chinese five spice with hints of dusty soil, wild sage, and a touch of balsamic. The full-bodied palate is firm and velvety, with a lively line and loads of spicy red berry layers, finishing long. This is a very different style of Grenache, at pH 3.5 with powerful fruit and full body.