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El Dorado Grenache

El Dorado Grenache Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Intense aromas of strawberry jam and plums with underlying blackberry, spice and a hint of lavender. It's reminiscent of Cotes du Rhone with its hard to define fruit and garrigue like spice. The wonderful freshness and pleasant acidity/tannins will match well with foods. This is a lively Grenache perfect for both alfresco summer meals as well as more serious dining. We particularly like it paired with grilled salmon under a butter caper sauce.

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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