Casa Dumetz Grenache Santa Barbara County 2015
91 pts. Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice
91 pts. PDWR
This is a co-ferment of five vineyards – Thompson, Tierra Alta, Larner, John Sebastiano, and Flower + Vine. All fruit was harvested on the same day, October 1, 2015, and was produced as one wine. 1/3 whole cluster fermentation, five-day cold soak, 30 days on skins, pressed into neutral French oak barrels. 250 cases produced.
“...One of the more complete wines in the range, as it was last year. Light on its feet yet also enveloping, the 2015 possesses lovely radiance to match its supple, inviting personality. 91 pts." -Antonio Galloni
Grenache Thompson Vineyard 2015
93 pts. Wine Enthusiast
91 pts. Antonio Galloni
One of the oldest Grenache plantings in Santa Barbara County, Thomspon Vineyard is own-rooted in loamy-clay soils with a gentle slope protecting this Grenache section from harsh elements.
“The nose is a bit of a Baker’s chocolate with a hard raspberry candy. The palate entry is generous piquant red fruits; bright and supple at the same time in the core, finishing with a lively, textured red fruit..” 94 pts. PDWR
Casa Dumetz Grenache Larner Vineyard 2015
93 pts. PDWR
“...a gorgeous, super-polished wine with lovely fruit presence and terrific overall balance. There is a level of delineation, precision and purity to the fruit here that is simply compelling. What an arrestingly beautiful and delicious wine this is!” 92 pts. Antonio Galloni.
Casa Dumetz Grenache Tierra Alta Vineyard 2015
“...bold, ample and racy, with striking depth and textural resonance. The flavors are a bit darker and perhaps a bit more reflective of the vintage. This is one of the more overt, ripe wines in the range.” 91 pts. Antonio Galloni
Casa Dumetz Grenache Flower + Vine Vineyard 2015
“One of the more expressive wines in this range, the 2015 Grenache Flower + Vine offers terrific immediacy. ...expressive varietal fruit, silky tannins and gorgeous overall balance. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this super-delicious and approachable Grenache.” 91 pts. Antonio Galloni
Casa Dumetz GSM Santa Barbara County 2015
Harvested on the same day and co-fermented from the beginning, the Grenache is from Tierra Alta and Thompson vineyards, Mourvèdre from Curtis and Syrah from White Hawk Vineyard. 250 cases produced.
Casa Dumetz Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2014
This is the last single varietal Syrah I have made for Casa Dumetz. I love Syrah. The devastatingly low yields in 2015 boosted a sea change in focus. Fruit in this blend is from White Hawk, Verna’s, Tierra Alta and Hampton Family Vineyard. 300 cases produced.