“The G” Grenache was inspired by some of the new school of Spanish producers making wines at high elevation in the Sierra de Gredos mountains & D.O. Vinos de Madrid. The style is about elegance and purity of fruit. The label inspiration came from a dizzying night in New York City, traveling through the subway system and waiting patiently for the “G-Train” which happens to be the most finicky and unusual train in all of the subway system in NYC.
“The G” comes from a unique vineyard site in Santa Barbara County called “John Sebastiano” in Sta. Rita Hills A.V.A. The vineyard is situated at 500 feet elevation and is 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Point Concepcion. John Sebastiano is situated on the Eastern end of the appellation where the climate is slightly warmer and perfect for “cool climate” style Grenache. The diurnal swing fluctuates between 60 to 85 degrees during growing season.
“The G” comes from the Alban Clone of Grenache, which is directly related to the common clone of Grenache that one sees in Cha?teauneuf du Pape. The grapes were harvested on November 1 and fermented for 29 days in open top tanks with 100% whole- cluster. The wine was then aged for 6 months in neutral 500 liter barrels and bottle aged for 6 months.