As avid producers, fans and consumers of Grenache based wines, we are constantly reminded how the various terroirs in Santa Barbara County produce such exciting examples of this noble grape. It is as if Santa Barbara Wine Country is the perfect home for the varietal outside of France, and in our opinion, rivals the inherent qualities that make Pinot Noir so beguiling, beautiful and age-worthy.
Once Doug Margerum secured the Estate Vineyard in Los Olivos, we eagerly planted several different red and white Rhône varietals and selections. On the steep rocky hillsides, we thought we could make some exceptional wines from Syrah and Grenache and planted less than one acre of the unique Alban Clone. This is our 2nd release of the Estate Grenache and hope you find it as compelling and rewarding as we do.