This Rhone-style blend has a garnet color highlighted with purple edges. Aromas of red plum, black fruits, violets, and hints of clove jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-plus bodied with crisp acidity, offering a mouthful of red and black fruits supported by licorice.
G17 is a blend of 86% syrah, 10% grenache, and 4% tempranillo sourced primarily from the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation of Monterey County. Cloudy mornings, mid-day sunshine with strong winds, and evening fog create a cool Region I type climate.
The 2021 growing season commenced with budbreak in mid-March after a cold, dry winter. Very windy conditions during flowering led to below-average fruit set. Classically cool Monterey temperatures continued throughout the growing season, punctuated by brief heat waves that moved ripening along.
Pairs well with anything grilled.