Tuck Beckstoffer 'Melee' Grenache California 2014

Tuck Beckstoffer 'Melee' Grenache California 2014

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The 2014 vintage Melée Grenache showcases how individual and stylistic California Grenache can be. Sourced from two unique steep hillside vineyards, one in the central coast and one in Mendocino, this wine offers a kaleidoscope of aromas emerging from the glass. Hints of baked summer fruits, white pepper, lavender, underbrush and dry aged meats lead to an incredibly focused, yet elegant, balanced and graceful mid-palate. The finish is a blockbuster that exudes both power and finesse. This is truly a wine for the ages. The back story… Many years ago, Tuck was traveling in Southern France and fell in love with the Grenache wines being made from the area. Tuck writes: “Big, dark, elegant wines oozing with intensity and varietal flavor. Unmistakable. I began collecting these wines and opening them for friends. A few years ago, I discovered a small Grenache vineyard in Central California that reminded me of the vineyards I had visited in France. The soils are comprised of huge amounts of broken shale and a touch of limestone, which is very unusual for California. The climate is ideal for Grenache — warm, if not hot, days that are countered by the cooling breezes of the Pacific at night. I tried to purchase the fruit but found that it was under contract. I waited, and I waited...Finally, I got the opportunity to purchase the fruit and now have a wine that is in bottle and ready to share with you.”