2017 Ochota Barrels Fugazy Vineyard McLaren Vale Grenache

When one thinks of Grenache one’s mind usually wanders to the Rhone Valley, Santa Barbara or even Spain. But one of the finest regions for Greanche is in Australia’s McLaren Vale. And, today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day is the delightful red from Ochota Barrels, the Fugazy Vineyard Grenache.

Here’s a light bodied red that’s power-packed with flavor and spice. Hints of Languedoc garrigue flavors dot the wine, but it’s the layer upon layer of fruit-strawberry, black cherry and black raspberry that come to mind, with hints of white pepper. Fans of Chateauneuf du Papes that move in the direction of Burgundian flavors will find the Ochota Barrels Grenache to their liking. And that’s why it’s today’s WineSiders Wine of The Day.

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