56% Grenache Blanc, 27% Grenache, 17% Cinsaut
Now - 2025
2018 Grenache Blanc/Grenache/Cinsaut Blend
Chez Doon, we love us the palest pink wines, yes we do, and in assembling our Vin Gris de Cigare, we occasionally hit upon a lot of singular charm and distinction, as found herein. From two cool, coastal vineyards located rather proximal to one another in mid-Monterey County, this wine is largely a study in Grenache (with a bit of Cinsault thrown in because we could). Cool climate Grenache is capable of great elegance and intense primary perfume - typically of the strawberry and peach persuasion. Add to this the kirsch top-note from the Cinsault, and you have a fruity (but not too) elegant boisson of great refinement. #pinkpulchritude
Loma del Rio Vineyard is an old friend from way back when we knew it as San Bernabe, and many early mornings were spent there, chasing after Muscats, Malvasias and other varieties as the sun came up. This was the first harvest of a recently grafted block at Loma del Rio of Cinsaut and Grenache, and as such the yield was carefully controlled. We expect great things from these grapes in the future.
Food Pairing Notes
Seafood risotto, oysters, calimari fritti