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2012 Tor Kenward Family Wines Grenache Rock - Cuvee Cooper - Alban Clone (750ml - Full Bottle)

Production: 225 cases.
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Vintage 2012
Varietal Grenache
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Region California
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
The nose on the 2012 Cooper is all red fruits and earth and then backed up by some light spice and mint. On the palate this is medium weight with more red fruits, roasted meats, white pepper and a touch of licorice. Like the 2011 that came before it - this can be paired with any pasta, meat dishes, or would go wonderfully with cheeses.
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Winery Notes:
It is funny, but “classic” and “perfect” are words bantered about a lot regarding this bountiful, beautiful vintage. To me it was “classic” growing conditions - early bud break, no frost damage, relatively dry spring, with less than an inch in April, then nothing till October, and less than an inch that final month of harvest. One heat spike in June, another in early October, but just beau- tiful otherwise, with very cool evenings and warm, idyllic days. It was a great year to be a farmer. A vintner had to beware, for after two very short crops in 2010 and 2011 - 2012 set a big crop that had to be thinned many times. By paying very close attention to the crop in each block, I can use the word, “perfect”. Man had to interfere to bring things into balance for what will easily be termed a great vintage.
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Varietal :
This red wine grape is probably the most widely planted grape in the world. Used primarily for blending, Grenache (known in Spain as Garnacha) lends a fruity, spicy character to famous wines like Chateauneuf du Pape from France's Rhone region and GSM (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah) blends from Australia. Grenache favors hot, dry climates and can reach high sugar levels, which make it ideal for fortified wines like Banyuls and Vin Doux Naturals. View all our additional Grenache items
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California