2018 Grenache


Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Grenache, Lodi, CA – Rowan Down The River

This is a full-bodied Grenache with classic taste of red fruit of cherries, strawberries and raspberries with a hint of vanilla. On the nose you get dark Bing cherries and vanilla. The palate confirms the dark fruit and hint of vanilla.

Awards: Silver: San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

What’s in a name? Before we went commercial, we made a 2012 Syrah/Tempranillo blend to commemorate the year grandson, Rowan, was born. We have saved a few bottles to open when Rowan turns 21. We brought back the name for the 2018 Grenache. When Rowan was little, his parents called him “Row-Boat”. Rowan Down the River seemed like a natural way to tie into the theme of our journey.

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The pairing: This wine could be paired with turkey, pork, salmon, short ribs

The nose: Dark cherries with a hint of vanilla and baking spice

The palate: Bing cherries, strawberries and raspberries with baking spices of cinnamon and clove and long finish.

Tech Talk:

  • Appellation: Lodi, CA
  • Composition: 100% Grenache
  • Sourcing: Abba Vineyard
  • Production: 51 cases
  • Aging: 21 months in medium toast French Oak (30% new)
  • Alcohol: 15.1%
  • TA: 0.51g/100ml
  • pH: 3.57
  • Residual Sugar: 0.48

1 review for 2018 Grenache

  1. Anita

    What people are saying:
    Perfect for Thanksgiving!
    All American cherry pie in your mouth

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