While lesser known in the US, Grenache is a crowd-pleaser in Europe. And while we’re not necessarily into pleasing crowds, we do see what they’re saying about this varietal. Vibrant and spicy, with a ruby color that’s deepened by a splash of Petit Verdot, our debut red has a definite democratic charm. Interesting nutmeg and toasted marshmallow notes together with excellent drinkability make it the wine that pleases—from schmoozing startup investors to busting out at the dudes’ camping weekend.
Color: not dark andheavy like other reds. Notes: You know that sweet/smokiness of roasting marshmallows that lingers with you around the campfire? Take that, add in the warmth of baking spices and Tahitian vanilla with strawberry and cherry andyou’ve got an idea of what we’re talking about when we say call this Grenache spicy, warm and vibrant.
Our pairing suggestion? The universal favorite: wood-fired pizza. You pick the toppings.
Sometimes doing it right means doing it the hard way. We trucked in the best Grenache grapes we could find from Santa Ynez Valley in SoCal. Then, instead of using machines(the easy way), we treated the fruit with the respect it deserves and meticulously punched it down by hand (the pain in the ass way). We gave it a double dose of oak invigoration by processing it straight into 100% new French oak puncheons and aging it there.
To finish, we blended the Grenache with 5% of Petit Verdot for extra structure and a deeper color.
About the Company
We’re experience makers. And, yes, here in Napa, some might even say we’re trouble makers. Uproot is reimagining winemaking to create a fresh, modern, energized experience for a new generation of wine drinkers.
We’re inspired by a sense of place, not by being rooted in place. We look ahead to what’s possible, not back to what’s been done. We choose not to get stuck by the way things have always been.
We believe that opening a great bottle of wine starts by opening our minds to what it takes to make it. The best minds. The best craftspeople. The best fruit. The best oak. The best equipment. The best process. The best new technology. Going to where they are; bringing them to where we are; turning them into a new classic.
We’re renegade wine makers, here to make extraordinary wine from the ground up. How extraordinary? Make up your own mind. We’re all about that.
Company: Uproot Wines
Packaging: 750ml Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 14.6%
Variants: Grenache, 2011 Gray Edition Suavignon Blanc, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Grenache Blanc,
Price: $46.00 USD
Where to Buy: Direct on Website