Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Grenache (aka: Garnacha)
Celebrate International Grenache Day on the 3rd Friday in September
Delicious wine. Lush, dense, and quite wonderful. We give it a 4.5 out of 5!
This Wine is Glorious!! If you were a novice - or even an experienced wine drinker - trying this wine blind, you would SWEAR this was a vintage Chateau-neuf-du-Pape!! Mouthwatering and full on the nose, with black fruit, pepper, red berries and blossoms, on the palate this wine has a vibrant, bright acidity that lifts the body and fills the senses. Silky, soft tannins and wonderful black and ripe red fruit flavours overwhelm your senses and give you that "Oh My!" moment (or Girl moment, as I like to call it! ;) ). But this wine is so well built, with firm acid, alcohol, tannin and fruit, that it should lay down for several years and only get better! I can't wait to try this vintage in 5 years or so!! As a dedicated deciple of Australian GSM, I can say with authority Peter Franus has converted me!!
About the Producer
Napa, California, United States