California Pretty Horses Tempranillo Grenache 2021
Enfield Wine Co.

California Pretty Horses Tempranillo Grenache 2021
  • £34

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£367.20 for 12 Save 10% (£30.60 each)

This Spanish-inspired blend, highlights the elegance and potential of California Tempranillo, masterfully balancing rich spiced texture with a bright acidity.

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California Pretty Horses Tempranillo Grenache 2021
John Enfield Lockwood - Enfield Wine Co.

Enfield Wine Co. California

PRODUCER: enfield wine co.

REGION: california

WINEMAKER: john enfield lockwood

We do not subscribe to the ideal of the perfect wine, but to the notion that the very best wines tell a unique story.

Meet John Lockwood, a D.C. native who swapped guitar strings for grapevines. Moving to California to…

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winemaker notes

Pretty Horses at its best - silky, spicy dark fruits and elegant, sexy umami. It is the ultimate balance of light and dark. This is the most gastronomic wine we make, and pairing with food unlocks its full potential. But even on its own it provides a luxurious textural experience that punches way above its price point. Like salt . . Pretty Horses goes with everything. I dare you to pair it with fish.

strawberry, roasted cacao, sweet almond, blueberry, orange zest, granite, silky, sexy umami and a playfully serious finish

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A vibrant blend of Spanish varietals with a Californian twist: 60% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano, and a touch of Mourvèdre
  • Showcases a fresh lightness while maintaining rich texture and spice
  • Highlights the potential for remarkable Californian Tempranillo 
  • The name “Pretty Horses” is named after All the Pretty Horses, a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy

TASTING PROFILE

  • Rich, powerful yet elegantly balanced
  • Dominant flavours of cacao, black cherry, and deep umami
  • Hints of rock salt, star anise, and a subtle herbaceous twist
  • A true testament to California's Tempranillo potential
  • Mourvèdre-influenced, mouth-coating finish

in the vineyard

Sourced from multiple vineyards:

  • Rorick Heritage Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills AVA, renowned for its limestone-rich soils. Farmed organically at a remarkable elevation of 2000'
  • Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County of the Sierra Foothills AVA, known for its rocky terrains and unique microclimates. Shake Ridge Vineyard is a labour of love for Ann Kraemer and her family. Once a prominent viticulturist in Napa, Ann turned to the mountains when it came time to plant her own property
  • Heron Lake Vineyard in Napa's Wild Horse Valley AVA, a cooler climate region due to its elevated position and marine influences. Heron Lake is farmed organically under the watchful eye of David Mahaffey who has managed the site since it was first planted in 1980. David was the first person to hire John in the wine business and has been a friend and mentor of his ever since

in the winery

  • 50% whole cluster fermentation
  • Grapes gently foot tread or punched down no more than once a day during native yeast fermentation
  • Aged for 11 months in both 500L and 225L French oak barrels, of which 10% were new

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • "While delicious on its own, it remains our most versatile food wine and should be a mainstay on your weeknight table." - John Lockwood
  • Pair with grilled lamb chops or a roasted vegetable paella