2012 Grenache

Due to limited availability, this wine is not available for purchase online. To inquire about allocations, please contact us at 707-938-7292 or info@kamenwines.com.

Winegrowing Information

The 2012 vintage was a grape grower’s dream season. Perfectly timed spring rains followed by moderate summer time temperatures created perfect growing conditions. There were no debilitating variations in weather during harvest. Because of consistent temperatures, the fruit ripened evenly producing great ripe fruit flavors and freshness.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Kamen Grenache (100% Grenache) was de-stemmed and co-fermented with sun-dried Grenache stems. We believe this proprietary practice adds both aromatic and textural layers. The result is a sensual wine with extremely expressive and pure aromatics. Mountain cherries, boysenberries, cranberries, red raspberries, violets, red currants and dried wild flowers sing from the glass. Adding complexity are hints of cardamom, fruitcake, lead pencil, cola, candied orange peel and freshly snapped twigs. This wine is completely hedonistic. At once concentrated, decadent and layered; this wine remains balanced with mouth-watering acidity, velvet-like tannins, and ongoing length. The 2012 Kamen Grenache is amazing to drink right now and will continue to be amazing over the next two decades.

Vineyard Information

  • 100% Estate Grown Grenache at elevations of 1100–1450 ft.
  • Moon Mountain District AVA, Certified Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards

Production and Technical Data

  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • Production: 80 cases
  • Release Date: March 2015