2016 LEDGE Rolph Family Vineyard
The 2016 Rolph Family Vineyard checks in as 100% Grenache that spent 20 months in a mix of new and used French oak barrels. It offers up a pretty bouquet of kirsch and strawberry fruits intermixed with plenty of white pepper, sappy herbs, spring flowers, and incense. It's another ethereal, elegant, beautifully pure red from Mark Adams that has balance, class, complexity, and length.-Jeb Dunnuck 94pts
This Grenache is farmed on a beautiful south facing slope at the Rolph Family Vineyard, which Neighbors Halter Ranch in the Adelaida District. It was destemmed into a stainless steel tank, where it cold soaked for a few days until the onset of wild fermentation. The juice was pumped over the skins directly and via delestage, ultimately punching down, pressing and barreling down once dry. The wine went dry in tank (primary fermentation) and went through malolcatic fermentation in barrel in February 2017. Both fermentations were wild.
The barrels used were once used Atelier and Ermitage Barrels.