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City Winery Nashville

City Winery Nashville
2016 Grand Ole, Grenache, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Turkey

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

City Winery Nashville
2016 Grand Ole, Grenache, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Turkey

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Light ruby garnet color. Sweet, confected aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, strawberry-rose hip jam, vanilla-rhubarb compote, coconut cream pie, and peony petals with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, complex, long finish that exhibits notes of hazelnut mocha creme and ginger tea. A fabulously fruity grenache with sweet complexity and a charming finish; a delicious party icebreaker.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: milk chocolate, strawberry-rose hip jam, vanilla-rhubarb compote, coconut cream pie, and peony petals
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hazelnut mocha creme and ginger tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey Leg, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fabulously fruity grenache with sweet complexity and a charming finish; a delicious party icebreaker.

The Producer

City Winery Nashville

The Producer
609 Lafayette St.
Nashville, TN 37203
USA
1 615-324-1025

Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.