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Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2016 Grenache, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Oak Farm Vineyards
2016 Grenache, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
Medium light ruby color. Interesting aromas of ripe strawberries, worcestershire sauce, and charred grilled meats with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length cherry soda, baking spices, parchment, and vanilla bean finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. An intriguing grenache worthy of thoughtful meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe strawberries, worcestershire sauce, and charred grilled meats
Taste Flavor: cherry soda, baking spices, parchment, and vanilla bean
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing grenache worthy of thoughtful meals.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

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.