2016 Lodi Garnacha
While the French made "Grenache" famous as a component in the great wines of the southern Rhone Valley, "Garnacha" thrived for centuries in Northern Spain before ever making the journey to France. This heat-loving variety is now one of the most planted in the world and has found compatible terroir throughout California, including the little vineyard in Lodi where our 2016 Garnacha is sourced. Picked at moderate ripeness and fermented in small, open-top fermenters, our Garnacha was aged in neutral oak to preserve its abundant fruit and freshness. Medium-bodied and lighter in texture, this wine is deliciously compatible with a wide variety of foods, from hard cheeses like aged Pecorino and Manchego, to grilled salmon, Tortilla Espanola and pork chops with Rosemary.