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Ampelos Cellars – ‘Delta’ Grenache

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Central Coast

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal Grenache

Cepage 100% Grenache

Winemaking hand picked; de-stemmed; cold soak 5 days; wild yeast & wild ML; no racking, fining or filtering

Aging 3 years in barrel & 1 year bottle ageing

Alcohol Content 14.2 %

Production 200

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Starts with deep, ruby red hues. The nose indicates candied cherries, floral notes, strawberry and a little cinnamon. The palate delivers the strawberry and other red fruit components. Silky texture with medium and soft tannins. A playful wine - “ages gracefully" has never described a wine better than our grenache.

Overall Playful & graceful

Mouthfeel Silky with soft tannins

Aromas Candied cherries, floral notes, strawberry and a little cinnamon

Selling Point playful wine - “ages gracefully" best way to described it

Awards 90 Wine Enthusiast (2016), 90 Wine & Spirits (2016)

Sustainability
2016 Certified Biodynamic t, Certified Organic t, Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Minimal Intervention / Augmentation t, Natural Fermentation t, No Sulfites Added t
2015 Certified Biodynamic t, Certified Organic t, Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

"Toto...we aren't in Kansas anymore," but we did find Dorthy's ruby red slippers in the cool, foggy central coast of California. This is a well traveled darling who brushes the palate with her crimson red cheeks and light floral wisps of honeysuckle and orange blossom. With almost 3 years of adventure she finally makes it back home. Notes of spice, subtle black pepper leaves her basking in the Emerald City.

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Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.


Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.

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