Railsback Frères Grenache Noir 2020
Inspired by the ancien régime of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, our work with Grenache Noir seeks to reveal vitality and fine floral aromatics. Grown in two organic farms in Los Alamos that enjoy a strong marine influence, both giving Grenache with freshness. The inclusion of whole clusters in this vintage made for some bright and crunchy flavors. Grenache in this style is a great pairing for plant-based soupe au pistou, but if you’re feeling more decadent this is one of our favorite pairings for lamb sausages or burgers off the grill.
The drawing on our label is a reference to El Licentiate Vidriera, the 1613 short story by Miguel de Cervantes where Guarnacha (Grenache) first appears in print. In Cervantes’ story, a quince fruit is laced with an intended love potion for the titular character. The vine plantings we found at the Shokrian and Nolan Ranches also made us fall in love with Grenache.