Full Review

Curvare

Curvare
2014 Grenache, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32
Cellar Selection

Curvare
2014 Grenache, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cherries, melon rinds with a hint of pink peppercorn and coriander with a medium-to-full body. A smooth, delightful, medium-long finish imparting impressions of chocolate dried cherries, nuts, toasted oak. Crunchy tannins with a moderate oak flavor. A robust, flavorful grenache with a warming finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: Pickled cherries and melon rinds, hint of pink peppercorn and coriander
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of chocolate dried cherries and nuts, toasted oak, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, flavorful grenache with a chewy texture and warming finish.

The Producer

Curvare Winery

The Producer
22033 Bonness Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-996-6661

Their Portfolio

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.