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Grenache - Santa Barbara County

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

Description: This wine has the beautiful aroma of dark cherries with a hint of orange tea in the background. On the palate the wine has a rich, silky texture, with distinct flavors which meet a little resistance from moderate tannins. The tannins will dissipate with six to ten more months of bottle aging and allow the flavors to fully come forth. This is a perfect wine to chill slightly and serve with appetizers such as grilled vegetables and sausages, pâté, ripe figs and prosciutto to name a few. Although I believe that the wine’s charms are the most enjoyable now through early fall, I expect this wine to age for another two to five years in the bottle before the peak of maturity

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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