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Wildwood Oak Winery

Wildwood Oak Winery
2018 Abba Vineyard "Rowan Down the River", Grenache, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Wildwood Oak Winery
2018 Abba Vineyard "Rowan Down the River", Grenache, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of stewed fruit, black licorice, rhubarb, toasted panettone, and mulling spices with a crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of milk chocolate, orange peel, cherry yogurt, and pink peppercorns with moderate oak flavor. A dense Grenache with roasted fruit notes; pair with roasts and game.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: stewed fruit, black licorice, rhubarb, toasted panettone, and mulling spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of milk chocolate, orange peel, cherry yogurt, and pink peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense Grenache with roasted fruit notes; pair with roasts and game.

The Producer

Wildwood Oak Winery

The Producer
34088 Lake Breeze Dr
Yucaipa, CA 92399
USA
1 951-314-1740

Their Portfolio

91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2015 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi 14% (USA) $45.00.
88 Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Summer’s Point, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.6% (USA) $40.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Joshua’s Landing, Chardonnay, Lodi 13% (USA) $33.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $45.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Elk Vineyard "Regan’s Blend", Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $33.00.
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Kreek Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 14.1% (USA) $33.00.
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard "Mamma Mia", Syrah, Lodi 15.3% (USA) $37.50.
86 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Abba Vineyard "Rowan Down the River", Grenache, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
92 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Abba Vineyard "Super Trouper", Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
89 Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard "Joshua’s Landing", Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Best of Abba Red Blend, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 "Mamma Mia" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $37.00.
85 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.7% (USA) $33.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Creek 8.0 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 14.1% (USA) $33.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Best Of Abba Red Blend, Lodi 14% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 "Amelia’s Cove" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi 15% (USA) $37.00.

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.