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Limited
2021 Outlier

Outlier 2021

Limited
2021 Outlier
Acquiesce Winery is a Lodi outlier; white wines in a red wine world. This wine flips the switch. In our cellar, amongst the sea of tanks filled with the Acquiesce “norm”, lies a rebellious red. We understand what it’s like to be the nonconformist, the deviation, so we felt compelled to share it. Our Assistant Winemaker, Christina Lopez, loves our Grenache Noir so much that she wanted to make something special for our wine club members. Try this chilled for some summer fun!
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
ACID 5.8 g/L
BOTTLING DATE April 13, 2022
Varietal Grenache
PH 3.54
Residual sugar 0.5 g/L
Harvest date September 1, 2021
AGING 3 months neutral oak
Alcohol % 13.85

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TASTING NOTES

This summertime red shows a complex of fresh strawberries, bright cherry, watermelon Jolly Rancher, pomegranate, rhubarb, and baking spices on the nose. The palate mirrors the nose in addition to lively, soft tannins. The finish lands soft due to a touch of neutral oak aging.


VINEYARD NOTES

Even though these 2 vineyards are a couple miles away, they are differentiated by topography, climate, and soil type. Sprague Family Vineyard is in the Clements Hills AVA characterized by “heavy red, ruddy, rocky loam” soils and rolling hills. Our Estate Vineyard, located in the Mokelumne River AVA lays on flat land with porous, sandy soils. Each of these unique terroirs add nuance and character to the finished wine.


WINEMAKER NOTES

At 80% Grenache Noir and 20 % Cinsaut, each varietal was destemmed and fermented separately on it’s skins for 4 days before being pressed off. This allowed us to retain freshness without extracting too much phenolic content from the skins and seeds. They were then blended to tank along with their light fluffly lees that was stirred periodically. Prior to bottling we transferred this wine, lees and all, to a neutral puncheon for 3 months of aging to develop breadth and texture.


GOLD – 92 pts

Sunset International Wine Competition

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