Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache 2014

$ 14.75

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89% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah
Monterey County Grenache

Grenache is really the star of the show, and exhibits all the hallmarks of exceptional coolth—bright raspberries, red fruit, a strong suggestion of black pepper and mint, a whiff of dark earth, and a supple, lingering finish. 

Tasting Notes
We aim for weapons-grade fruit from our sundry Grenache vineyards, with the intent of producing killer Cigare, but sometimes we end up Clos (but no Cigare). The Alta Loma Vyd. has shown over and again that it produces incredibly pretty Grenache—spicy, pepper and floral. Beautiful opalescent ruby color with an exceptional spicebox nose: black pepper with hints of clove/gingerbread, bing cherry, red currant and Santa Rosa plum. Maybe slightly more texture than the very soft, plush 2013 vintage. Best served with a slight chill, especially as the weather warms up.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine pairs exceptionally well with a range of dishes, not the least being peppered ahi tuna steak. For the cheese lover, Tomme de Chèvre Bethmale.