This beautiful Grenache from Stag's Hallow is one of a kind! Aromas of spice, flowers and red fruit introduce this refreshing red. Pulsing with life on the palate, notes of red berry, currents, rhubarb and a hint of brown sugur. Delicate yet powerful, this wine has a great mouth feel and well structured tannins that leave the drinker with a unique, zesty finish. Dwight Sick, winemaker of Stag's Hallow, impressed the world by producing the first Grenache wine in the Okanagan, and did so flawlessly. With only 170 cases made you know that this wine was made entirely with quality in mind. An amazing pickup, singing now but cellar worthy for years to come.
Pure, fresh red fruit that pops from the glass with layers of floral and cinnamon spice notes. It is bright and tense in the mouth with a savoury yet plump mouth feel. Red cranberry, currant, and strawberry flavours are supported by a juicy, gently tannic structure that lends a touch of chewiness to the palate. The finish has a zesty edge and great persistence to the focused fruit.
Icon Wines - 91 points; John Shreiner - 92 points; Gismondi on Wine - 90 points
Hand picked, hand sorted, lots of Grenache were destemmed and whole berry fermented in small 1 ton open topped fermenters. After a 72hr cold soak, the ferment was warmed and inoculated using selected yeast strains. The ferments were punched down by hand 4-6 times daily and then pressed directly into 3rd fill French oak barrels. After malolactic fermentation it was aged for an additional 6 months on lees before being racked, blended and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A very personal wine for me as I first planted Grenache grapes in 2006 at Kiln House Vineyard and have been waiting ever since for this day to be able to make this wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Think of parings that you would normally select a bold New World style of Pinot Noir. Duck à l'Orange comes to mind for me when I drink this wine.