The Language of Yes, Grenache 2021, Rancho Real Vineyard, Santa Maria, Central Coast, CA
A beautiful medium bodied Grenache with structure and notes of bright, juicy berry fruits, spices, and dried herbs.
APPELLATION (AVA): Santa Maria Valley
REGION: Central Coast
SUBREGION: Santa Barbara county
VINEYARD: Rancho Real Vineyard
GRAPES: 100% Grenache
SOIL: Sandy loam
VINIFICATION: 50% whole cluster. Aged in used puncheons and stainless steel. Bottled unfiltered.
COLOR: Bright ruby
BODY: Medium to full
TANNINS: Moderate tannins
PRIMARY AROMAS: Strawberry, rhubarb, blood orange, clove
FLAVOR: Structured, baked berries, herbs, long, savory finish
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Pair with a charcuterie plate or a lamb braise.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Randall Grahm
“...what we are trying to achieve here is not to blindly emulate the Frenchies, but rather, to try and find our own original style and voice, informed by the uniqueness of the vineyards, climats, and by the (mostly) sunny disposition of the Central Coast of California. The Language of Yes is certainly a journey of discovery, continuously working rather more to create complexity and soulfulness in the vines and wines.” - Randall Grahm
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
A vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County. The vineyard with 436-acre property sits 13 miles southeast of the town of Santa Maria and tailored specifically to its topography and soil types producing Burgundian and Rhone grape varietals.
ABOUT THE LABEL: The label was designed by Chuck House in conjunction with Toronto-based design studio Public Address.
“The label art takes its inspiration from a long out-of-print book on Medieval Occitan culture sourced from a rare book dealer in Paris. Expanding on the design by Chuck, Public Address developed an identity system with a distinctly literary style. The typeface Traulha, also inspired by Occitan culture and language, is used throughout as a contemporary nod to the historic roots. The brand’s tone of voice compliments the design system and places Randall as the first-person protagonist with a more neutral narrator as straight man.” (publicaddress.studio)