Hey hey! It’s September 23rd! Happy Grenache Day!
What’s the most widely planted red grape in the world? The Grenache! And yet, everyone always forgets to say thank you. They focus on the rare plantings and the strange varietals, maybe just assuming the patient Grenache will always be there. Well, the world’s not taking you for granted, Grenache, not today. Just check out the official Grenache Day Blog to see if there’s a celebratory event near you. And even if there’s not, who cares? Because we’re gonna have a little party of our own! Today we’re having a little wine.woot-off… and it’s ALL ABOUT YOU, GRENACHE!
First up is this Holly’s Hill Vineyard Grenache 2+2 pack. The first two bottles are just plain’ ol 2009 El Dorado Petit Patriarche, blueberry, blackberry, some herbal thyme and the oregano. Add to that wet stone, rosemary, mushrooms, black pepper and a floral something in the nose. Yawn, right? Because what people will be chasing are the OTHER two bottles, the 2009 El Dorado Grenache Noir! The smell of earthy plums opening to strawberries, cherries, flowers and licorice (just a bit). And that first mouthful? The soft flow of fruit and silky tannins will help us all remember just why you, the Grenache, is so popular in the first place.
So get ready, you often neglected grape! Today’s YOUR special day, for YOU to enjoy! Get excited, Wine.woot fans! We’re celebrating GRENACHE DAY!
2009 El Dorado Petit Patriarche
This vintage has aromatics of earthy plums that open to strawberries, cherries, flowers and slight licorice. In the mouth, the wine has silky smooth tannins, great acid and a finish that will leave you wanting more.
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- Wine sold by winery
- You must be 21 or older to order
- Whoever receives the package must be 21 or older
- If you're drunk when the package shows up, you will not be allowed to receive it
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