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Oregon Grenache

Oregon Grenache Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: This medium bodied wine is with grapes from this renowned southern Oregon vineyard where long summers ripen the grapes well. We added 10% Syrah to the cuvee for body and color. Interestingly, this wine began fermentation during a total lunar eclipse in 2004. Take a walk on the wild side with this Grenache blend. Red fruit with lots of white pepper on top of light tannins make for a enjoyable wine that goes with lamb, steak, poultry and mildly spice dishes.

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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