WINE OF THE MONTH: MARCH 2017

 

The Central Coast saw a vintage with an early harvest and low yields, providing concentrated full flavors. This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre was sourced from the warm hills of Paso Robles to the cool peaks of the Santa Barbara Highlands; nearly the entire length of the Central Coast AVA. The cool climate Grenache gives this wine a pop of bright fruit flavor. While aged in neutral oak, the wine is still kissed with a touch of oak spice to round out the palate.

Varietal Blend:
70% Grenache / 26% Syrah / 4% Mourvèdre

Appellation Blend:
100% Central Coast

Alcohol By Volume:
14.0%

Tasting Notes:
The aroma is bright and alluring, with a suggestion of blueberries and raspberries freshly picked from a nearby patch of wild flowers. A soft entry bursts with flavors of juicy brambleberry, hints of white chocolate and a touch of oak spice on the smooth finish.

Food Pairings:
A wine that will pair well with a variety of dishes including chili-rubbed flank steak with white polenta, stuffed mushrooms, or lamb shanks braised in red wine.


Posted on 2017-03-01 by Mindy Bockrath
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