2019 Gondak Cellars Campbell McKinney Vineyard Grenache


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Light, bright, and youthful. Refreshing strawberry, raspberry, and hints of grapefruit. This wine is destined for light summer fare, a hot date, and evenings on the patio. For those with patience, drink tomorrow. For myself and everyone else, drink now. Only 70 cases produced.

Pair with grilled chicken or bratwurst.

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Known as Grenache, or Garnacha (in Spain), this hot-climate grape vine can produce high-intensity, high-alcohol, flavorful medium-bodied red wines. Thinner skinned and low in tannin, Grenache is staple grape for not only producing red wine, but also Rosé. Ever hear of a “GSM” blend? Grenache, while lovely on its own, is a great partner to blend with Syrah, it’s bigger and bolder friend, as well as Mourvèdre. Mostly grown throughout Spain and in Southern France, particularly the Southern Rhône, Grenache is becoming increasingly popular in other hotter-climate regions. A go-to glass of wine for the end of a long work day!

Sonoma County, California

Unknown to many, Sonoma County located in Northern California is actually bigger than its neighbor, Napa County. Sonoma has a famous gap region, known as the Petaluma Gap, that provides a break in the the coastal ranges and is Sonoma County’s newest AVA. The “Gap” is actually a wind gap named after a coastal mountain opening that stretches east from the Pacific Ocean to the south of the San Pablo Bay. Closest to the Sonoma Coast is the famous Russian River Valley AVA known for its high-quality, elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. To the north of the Russian River lies the warmer Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley AVA’s producing a wide range of grape varieties including excellent Zinfandels, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhône varietals (Syrah, Grenache, etc), and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other vineyard areas to watch out for premium wine are Sonoma Coast AVA, Anderson Valley, and Mendocino County. 

Will Gondak has travelled the world making wine in Napa, Sonoma, Australia, New Zealand, France, Santa Cruz, and South Africa. His wide array of hands-on experience accompanied by the study of winemaking and viticulture at both Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Napa Valley College has yielded one curious wine nerd. Will strives to make elegant wines that highlight the unique features of the vineyards involved. According to Will, it’s all about the vineyard. “The potential quality of a wine is created in the vineyard. It is the winemaker’s task to guide the expression of that quality and to shape the style of wine. There are many winemakers who will attempt to convince you that they are god-like in their craft. Try not to listen to them.” – Will Gondak

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