2018 Grenache Noir | Fore Family Vineyards | Winestyr

2018 Grenache Noir

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Appellation: Lake County AVA

By: Fore Family Vineyards

In: Kelseyville, CA

750mL / 14.6% ABV

Winestyr Review

Grenache may not have found its footing in much of Lake County (at least compared to Santa Barbara County) but this wine should definitely help the cause. The aromatics here are explosive and complex, probably thanks to the neutral barrel that really let the wine mature slowly and softly. We're interested in what some bottle age would accomplish here, but this is ready to pop and pour night one.

What We Love

  • Lake County Grenache
  • Intense and complex aromatics
  • No new oak

This Grenache showcases the grape's classic intensity and purity of fruit, right from the get go.


The Fores are an awesome family who live in Napa and literally have a vineyard in their backyard which is patrolled by their two labs (who are also awesome). As one of our first winery clients, we've had a chance to get to know the family pretty well and they are some of the nicest people we've ever come across. Eric Fore, son of the proprietors did most of the bottle shots you can find on our site. Their wines are tremendous - they have a gem of a vineyard in the Red Hills Lake County AVA and many Winestyr customers swear by their Cabernet Sauvignon.


Fore Family's Lake County Cobb Mountain vineyard is a true mountain top vineyard, surrounded by big timber, Ponderosa Pine, Firs and Black Oaks. The loose, rocky, red hills volcanic soil is extremely well drained and when you combine this terroir with Lake County's tremendous sun and Cobb Mountain’s cool evenings it gives them the perfect opportunity to produce premium wine grapes. Fore Family Vineyards has a goal of limiting production and continuing with their low yield program so that they can produce a high-quality wine for you to enjoy for years to come.

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