TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

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TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

#1 Post by TomHill » May 13th, 2019, 8:59 am

Tried this over the weekend:
1. rootdown GrenacheBlanc RedwoodGlenVnyd/RRV (13.8%; 6th root) 2017: Med.gold color; very strong GB/honeysuckle/floral/spicy/peach/peach blossom lovely fragrant aromatic nose; rather tart/tangy bit stony/metallic strong floral/honeysuckle/GB/peach blossom bit austere flavor; very long tangy/metallic very strong GB/floral/honeysuckle bit stony/mineral somewhat lean finish; way far away from DollyParton territory but maybe too far away, bit lean/austere on the palate; plenty of GB flavor on a somewhat spare/lean body. $29.00
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1. rootdown is the operation of Mike Lucia, mostly recently from Copain. Though he doesn't advertise himself as such, he'd probably be considered a "natural" winemaker. His focus is on single varietals from organic vnyds. The "rootdown" comes from his fascination for what the vine is sucking up from the soil and trying to express that in his wines.
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Re: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

#2 Post by Ken Zinns » May 13th, 2019, 10:31 am

The Grenache Blanc was my favorite of the three single-varietal Rootdown whites when I visited Mike just before New Years. He also makes a limited-production white blend called "McConkey Blanc" that's equal parts Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Grenache Blanc - enjoyed that one quite a bit too. I suspect that the Grenache Blanc (and probably the other whites too) will flesh out a bit with more time in the bottle.
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Re: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

#3 Post by Charlie Carnes » May 13th, 2019, 11:47 am



It is also one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs!
So shines a good deed in a weary world!

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#4 Post by Markus S » May 14th, 2019, 5:05 am

Small "rrr", eh?
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#5 Post by Ken Zinns » May 14th, 2019, 6:42 am

Markus S wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 5:05 am
Small "rrr", eh?
All lower-case winery name on the wine labels, but other than that it's Rootdown.
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#6 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » May 14th, 2019, 7:44 am

Charlie Carnes wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 11:47 am


It is also one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs!
So how we gonna kick it?
Gonna kick it root down
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