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Grenache - Santa Barbara County, Alisos Vineyard

Grenache - Santa Barbara County, Alisos Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Unlike my other red wines, Grenache elicits more fun responses from tasters which is perfectly understandable. The wine has exuberant cherry aromas with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate the wine is rich and soft initially, and then the silky tannins come forth, accentuated by acidity, leaving a dusty but long taste impression. With another six to twelve months of bottle aging the tannins will integrate with the flavors of the wine. You will notice that we have chosen to use plastic corks for this wine. This will reduce the incidence of cork taint to zero but will mean that the wine should be consumed within the next two years. This works perfect for a wine like Grenache which is enjoyed best when it is young. Chill slightly and serve with summer barbeques.

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.


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