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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 flavor. 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

Their Portfolio

89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Grenache, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $28.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Mohr-Fry Ranches, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $20.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Salman Farms Off-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Shinn Farms Rose, Lodi 12.79% (USA) $24.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi 14.6% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Genevieve, Lodi 15.2% (USA) $40.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Sangiovese, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
85 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Fiano, Lodi 13% (USA) $26.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Raffaele Estate Grown Red Blend, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Hohenrieder Single Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.

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.