Full Review

Le Mistral

Le Mistral
2015 Single Vineyard, Grenache, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Le Mistral
2015 Single Vineyard, Grenache, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of warm cherry pie, strawberry danish, molasses, ground pepper, smoked meats, and carob chip cookies with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish. A smoky grenache for tasty summer pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: warm cherry pie, strawberry danish, molasses, ground pepper, smoked meats, and carob chip cookies
Taste Flavor: warm cherry pie, strawberry danish, molasses, ground pepper, smoked meats, and carob chip cookies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Hanger Steak, Spit Roasted Pig, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky grenache for tasty summer pairings.

The Producer

Folktale Wine Group

The Producer
8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
USA
1 831-293-7514

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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.