Okanagan Falls, BC is home to Stag’s Hollow. The Grenache 2015 is aromatic and full flavoured. Stag’s Hollow Grenache 2015 is available at New District.
Anthony Gismondi's guest note: Is it too picky to complain about a BC Grenache that is too ripe? There’s a raisin note that pervades the pepper and super sweet raspberry and cherry aromas and flavours. The savoury mid-palate helps pull it back in before more raisins and prune/plums mark the finish. There’s 12 percent Syrah in the mix, helping explain the meaty undercurrent. A little more Paso Robles, a little less Rhone, but then it is all Okanagan. I’m guessing it will have many fans but I’m willing to wait another year for a little more purity. It had no problem standing up to a curried chicken dish.
Stag’s Hollow Grenache 2015 is an aromatic and full flavoured vintage that blends Grenache (88%) with Syrah (12%). The layered nose consists of fresh red fruit, floral and cinnamon notes. The juicy palate has red currant, blueberry and strawberry flavours, leading into a lasting, and slightly acidic, finish. Enjoy this wine today, or let it age for up to 5 years.