Luscious blue fruits with an abundance of vibrant violet floral character and subtle blood orange.

2017 Seneschal

78% Grenache / 22% Graciano

230 Cases


Fall '20

The newest addition to the Torrin family of wines is the 2017 Seneschal. While Grenache is certainly the center of attention in this wine, it is the Graciano that does most of the heavy lifting. Grenache from head trained vines in slightly heavier soils delivers deep red fruits and a sultry palate presence. The Graciano then goes to work contributing blacker fruit notes and providing structure with density, tannin and acid. These key contributions, while less flashy, are instrumental in giving the wine balance, length and longevity. Each lot was fermented with native yeast in small open top fermenters. Upon completion of fermentation and a gentle basket pressing, the wines were aged in 300L French Oak barrels for 19 months. After bottling unfined and unfiltered, the wines rests for an additional 15 months prior to release. The 2017 vintage has given us wines the will age beautifully over the next decade but are remarkably approachable in their youth.

"It's a new cuvée focused on Grenache and Graciano, and the vineyard breakdown can change from vintage to vintage. It shows slightly more blue fruits as well as plenty of violet and blood orange aromas, medium to full body, a beautiful texture, and no hard edges."
- Jeb Dunnuck