Full Review

Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: .13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36

Le Vigne
2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: .13%
Dusty ruby garnet color. Fruity aromas of stewed plums and cherries, lavender plants, apricot creme brulee, and coconut macaroon with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy chocolate yogurt, rolled wafer cookies, figgy pudding, and peanuts finish with well-integrated tannins. A nice underlying juiciness begs for another sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: stewed plums and cherries, lavender plants, apricot creme brulee, and coconut macaroon
Taste Flavor: chocolate yogurt, rolled wafer cookies, figgy pudding, and peanuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Grilled Tuna, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice underlying juiciness begs for another sip.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

Their Portfolio

90 Kiara 2014 Private Reserve, Merlot, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
92 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
91 Kiara 2016 Private Reserve, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV White Wine, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $13.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV Red Wine, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
87 Kiara Bella 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
84 Kiara Bella 2016 Moscato, California 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
89 Le Vigne 2013 Merlot, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $19.00.
91 Le Vigne 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $17.00.
94 Le Vigne 2013 Di Domenico, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $31.00.
90 Le Vigne 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $19.00.
89 Le Vigne 2015 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
86 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $41.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 Le Vigne 2014 Nikiara, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
94 Le Vigne 2014 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $43.00.
87 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $38.00.
93 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
95 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Malbec, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $37.00.
94 Le Vigne 2016 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $23.00.
85 Le Vigne 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
84 Le Vigne 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $18.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 di Acquarello, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
92 Le Vigne 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
87 Le Vigne 2017 Rosé, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 Le Vigne 2015 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
82 Le Vigne 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
86 Le Vigne 2015 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 15.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 Le Vigne 2017 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.7% (USA) $43.00.

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.