Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Produced by Kivelstadt Cellars

This red blend has richness on the attack, yet finishes brightly thanks to the acid profile of the Grenache and Carignane.

Icons/location pin Mendocino, California
Icons/wine/red Southern Rhone-style Red
Icons/star Limited wine (950 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Smoked Chicken, Grilled Meats, Chocolate

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Tasting Notes

Baking Spices, Dried Herb

What's cool?

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

2018 was an excellent vintage, particularly for those of us who love restrained wines. Cool and constant temperatures made for slow and steady ripening. This is a vintage which harkens back to the fantastic California vintages of the 80’s and early 90’s.

Sonoma, California

Kivelstadt Cellars

Kivelstadt Cellars was founded on our love of amazing California vineyards.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Syrah ()
ABV: 13.2%
Harvest
Syrah from Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino ().
Winemaking
Fermentation: Grapes were fermented separately and blended prior to elevage. All lots were fermented with ambient yeast in order to preserve the typicity of their distinct vineyards. Thirty percent of the clusters were left whole, while 70 percent were destemmed over the top. The fermentations were pumped over minimally in order to wet the cap. The idea is to gently extract flavor and tannin. This brings a combination of high-toned flavor and aroma with a masculine backbone brought on by the whole cluster.
Aging
22 months of aging in neutral French oak helps to bring the multiple sides of this blend into harmony.

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