Levo, Under the Gun Grenache, Santa Barbara, California, 2018
Overview of the Wine
The Central Coast of California is a blessed region, naturally endowed with diverse microclimates that produce wines of exceptional power and density. Levo works to showcase the richness of our terroir while still maintaining delicate varietal specificity, electric acidity, immense tension, and perhaps most importantly a sense of levity or lift in the glass. It is our belief that wine has an innate ability to elevate experience, whether that be a special moment with family, celebration or a fine meal.
2021 marks winemaker Bret Urness’ 10th vintage. He continues to craft microlots in a warehouse located in Tin City, Paso Robles, California. His aim is to keep production low so he can personally shepherd each barrel along and maintain complete quality control. Levo does not have an annual case production, as we bottle only the best barrels in the cellar. Whatever doesn’t make the cut is not included in our final blends.
Levo is honored to be working with many talented Central Coast farmers, who maintain some of the very most sought-after plots of dirt in California. This includes Ruben Solorzano of Stolpman, Kimsey, Harrison Clarke and Rancho Boa Vista in Ballard Canyon AVA as well as Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards. We are also honored to be working with the likes of Bill Gibbs, owner of G2, McMahon family of Fulldraw, and Carl Bowker at Caliza in Willow Creek AVA.
Grape / Blend
74% Grenache, 15% Graciano, and the rest Petite Sirah and Roussanne
Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Also inky colored, the 2018 Under the Gun Grenache checks in as 74% Grenache, 15% Graciano, and the rest Petite Sirah and Roussanne. Beautiful mulberry and blackberry fruits as well as ample peppery herbs and leather notes all emerge from the glass, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a wonderfully pure, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. This brilliant Grenache will deliver the goods over the coming 5-7 years, if not longer.
Product size: 750ml
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