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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2016 Two Reds, Grenache, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2016 Two Reds, Grenache, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, strawberry preserves, mung bean dessert, and cedar with a supple, prickly, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, buoyant finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctive Grenache best for midsummer pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, strawberry preserves, mung bean dessert, and cedar
Taste Flavor: cranberry, strawberry preserves, mung bean dessert, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Teriyaki, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive Grenache best for midsummer pairings.

The Producer

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

The Producer
10277 E Rock Creek Ln
Pearce, AZ 85625
USA
1 520-824-2500

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.