Anglim 2006 Grenache

Courtesy Anglim

Type: Dry red

Made With: The grenache grape

Plays well with: Grilled meats, salmon and lamb

Oh, yeah, bring on the grill with this one. Grenache, in general, tends to be a lighter, fruitier wine, one that does very nicely on its own. But we like the Anglim Grenache because it is so very food friendly.

It’s got the color of an expensive ruby. Put your nose in the glass and you should pick up the soft scent of cherries and/or raspberries. And when we say should, that means Michael picked up those smells. You might smell something different, but we’ll be running a calibration tasting soon, so you can figure out your personal equivalents to what we write.

Michael wrote up the taste as being dry berries. In other words, there was a fruity taste, but without all the sweetness. In fact, the acid (tartness) and tannin (drying sensation) are perfectly balanced with the fruit flavor, meaning that you get a little bit of each without any one of these components overtaking the others.

Because grenache tends to be a lighter wine, you figure it should go with lighter foods, such as a nice creamy soup or a ham sandwich. This one has the mojo to stand up to really flavorful meats, like a grilled steak, some salmon or even a grilled lamb chop. Yum.

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