A California Grenache – Under $15

Joel Gott 2013 California Grenache

Joel Gott 2013 California Grenache $13.49 at Safeway

Joel Gott 2013 Grenache is Worthy

I am a big fan of Grenache wines from the Southern Rhone and the Languedoc in France. California Grenache wines are also excellent but tend to be above my purchase barrier of $20. I spotted the Joel Gott 2013 Alakai Grenache at the St. Helena Safeway. It is $13.49 for the six-pack price, mix or match. The grapes are from Monterey County and Knights Valley and are a blend of 92% Grenache, 4% Syrah, and 4% Petite Sirah

This wine has plummy aromas and a fresh and spicy taste. This Grenache is light-to-medium bodied in style. It is something more gentle than some of the big red wines of California, as in Zinfandel and Cabernet.  The wine has a very nice finish. Overall, it is tasty and enjoyable. I like this wine with foods like Salmon, chicken, pork chops, and Squash Blossom Pizza. I rate the Joel Gott 2013 Grenache at 89 points. It is also available from Wine.com for $16.99 and Joel Gott online wine shop for $18.

Joel Gott on his Grenache 2013

Joel Gott Alakai California Grenache 2013 from Joel Gott Wines on Vimeo.


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