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Old Vine Grenache

Old Vine Grenache Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The Grenache vineyard was planted in 1957 by George Saroyan, first cousin to author William Saroyan and is about 3 miles from our estate vineyard and winery. Our 2004 Old Vine Grenache bursts on the nose and palette with multiple layers of fruity raspberry and strawberry with a slight spicy, white pepper finish. The 2003 was a double award winner.

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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