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“Garnacha” Grenache

“Garnacha” Grenache Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 “Garnacha” is 100% Grenache from the town of Sanger California, (Saroyan Vineyards) just south of Fresno. The 50-year-old vines offer incredible varietal flavors of pomegranate, raspberry and orange zest. The silky round mouth feel is punctuated with a tart freshness. The bouquet is fresh like blackberries and watermelon candy. Unfortunately, the source of this fruit is no longer with us, as Ralph Saroyan and his mother, to help meet the housing needs of the growing Fresno Valley, have given their vineyard so that young families in the area will have homes to live in. In this wine, however, we can still recall the sun-soaked vineyards that were.

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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