Full Review

Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2018 Macho Grenacho Block Estate Reserve, Grenache, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Lorenzi Estate
2018 Macho Grenacho Block Estate Reserve, Grenache, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry and raspberry, burnt toast, vanilla, kola nut, and and cardamon with a silky, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that presents impressions of bramble berry, plum, baking spice, and earl grey tea with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich, brooding, and bold wine to pair with grilled steaks and sausages.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: strawberry and raspberry, burnt toast, vanilla, kola nut, and and cardamon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of bramble berry, plum, baking spice, and earl grey tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, brooding, and bold wine to pair with grilled steaks and sausages.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

The Producer
36095 Monte de Oro Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
USA
1 951-313-6407

Their Portfolio

89 Lorenzi Estate 2016 The Seven, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $95.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Extended Aging Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $75.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Merlot, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, South Coast 15.73% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 15.2% (USA) $45.00.
94 Lorenzi Estate 2018 De Ambrogio Block, Zinfandel, South Coast 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
95 Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Catalyst IX Reserve Red Blend, South Coast 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Dos Cojones Estate Reserve, Syrah, South Coast 15.6% (USA) $45.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Macho Grenacho Block Estate Reserve, Grenache, South Coast 14.7% (USA) $45.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Swale Estate Reserve, Petite Sirah, South Coast 15.6% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Estate Reserve Single Vineyard, Malbec, South Coast 14.9% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Double Down Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Coast 15.1% (USA) $75.00.
87 Lorenzi Estate 2020 Dijon Clone 76 Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.

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.