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2021 J+K Vineyard Grenache Ballard Canyon

 The wine was fermented 100% whole cluster, between our concrete cube and the large barrel fermenter. The make up of wine comes from two separate blocks from the vineyard. Block 6 - Alban clone own rooted vines, trained in ‘en echalat’ (like you would see in Cote Rotie), supported by wooden stakes, rests at the top of the hill overlooking the valley below. The other component, Block 4, is planted lower on the hill in a traditional cordon.
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 J+K Vineyard - East of the Santa Rita Hills and southwestern reaches of the exclusive Ballard Canyon AVA, lies a nationally recognized viticultural area. This slice of heaven is only 7,800 acres nestled within the Santa Ynez Valley AVA.

‚ÄčIt's a place of significant diurnal shifts, where morning fog rolls in from the ocean, and retreats as warm sun drenches the mountain landscape. This brings forth fruit unique to its terroir. The signature "thumbprint" at J+K Vineyard is unparalleled within the appellation. The terraced planting pours down the vineyards tallest peak, encircling steep rows of Syrah that rise from the base of the hillside. From an elevation under 600', all the way up to the peak at 722', the planting style is evocative of hillside vineyards in the Côtes du Rhône as are the varietals that grace the landscape. J+K Vineyard continues in the legacy of their predecessor, Jorian Hill, using organic and sustainable farming practices.

The wine was fermented 100% whole cluster, between our concrete cube and the large barrel fermenter. The make up of wine comes from two separate blocks from the vineyard. Block 6 - Alban clone own rooted vines, trained in ‘en echalat’ (like you would see in Cote Rotie), supported by wooden stakes, rests at the top of the hill overlooking the valley below. The other component, Block 4, is planted lower on the hill in a traditional cordon.
Vintage 2021
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Grenache
Varietal Composition 100% Grenache
Appellation Ballard Canyon AVA
Harvest Date 10/16
Sugar 24.5
Acid 5.4 g/L
PH 3.68
Barrel Aging 10 months 100% neutral oak
Size 750 ml