2010 Garnacha SOLD OUT
Garnacha is the most cultivated grape in Spain and a major component of blends from Rioja and Priorat. It became popular in California, under its French name Grenache, due to the increase in production of Rhone-style wines and its use in blending with Syrah. Although most consumers think of it as a French grape, Garnach is native to Spain.
Bottled on its own, Garnacha makes a fruity, easy drinking wine with soft tannins. This is especially true of the 2010 vintage. Depending upon terroir and weather conditions, it can vary from deep ruby red to a light, clearer red similar to a Pinot Noir.
This wine has a bright, fruity flavor that makes it perfect for pairing with lighter meats such as pork and chicken and the more fatty fisn such as salmon and halibut. My husband and I will often have it at dinner when he craves red meat and I'm in the mood for fish or chicken.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Garnacha
- Appelation: Paso Robles
- Vineyard: Nevarez Vineyard
- Harvest Date: October 11, 2010
- Time in Barrel: 18 months
- Bottling Date: April 26, 2012
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Release Date: July 14, 2013
- Production: 117 cases
- Fermentation: Cold maceration for 3 days; primary in open-top fermenters, secondary in barrel