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Corner 103

Corner 103
2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: .43%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$40

Corner 103
2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: .43%
Bright dark ruby color. Aromas of stewed strawberry and cherry, peony, and almond skin with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length chocolate chewy candy and dried oregano finish. A spicy-food-friendly Grenache on the sweeter side.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: stewed strawberry and cherry, peony, and almond skin
Taste Flavor: chocolate chewy candy and dried oregano
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy-food-friendly Grenache on the sweeter side.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

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.