In this week's Life in a Bottle, Ancona's Wine Specialist Kyle Martinez sips and chats about 2018 Big Sun Energy Grenache!
Aromas of juicy, fresh summer strawberries and raspberries, granitic mineral, mushroomy, rich garden soil, and sun-dried wildflowers. The concentrated, high-voltage berry flavors continue on the palate, along with another healthy dose of crushed stone. Juicy body is kept in check by freshness, and the tannic structure from extended maceration is layered and chewy, yet inviting and wholly approachable. On the finish, meaty umami dances with dried rosemary and thyme, which linger seemingly all the way to the fruit from the next sip. I'd drink this with grilled, smokey mushrooms and lamb chops and drizzled with excellent olive oil and herb-roasted summer vegetables, but it'd be just at home alongside a holiday roast. 13%abv.
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