Rockets Red Wines Grenache, 2019

Produced by Rockets Red Wine

Saignée style red, stainless steel fermented and aged for 17 months in neutral oak. Hints wild strawberries and baking spice lead to caramel notes with dried fruit.

Icons/location pin Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California
Icons/wine/red Southern Rhone-style Red
Icons/star Rare wine (78 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Bacon, Baby Back Ribs, Leg Of Lamb, Pulled Pork, Pepperoni Pizza

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Tasting Notes

Baking Spices, Leather, Wild Strawberry, Cola, Neutral Oak

What's cool?

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

Saignée style production, spent 22 hours on skins before pressing.

Santa Barbara, California

Rockets Red Wine

Rockets Red Wines is small batch, handmade wine. Our winemaker took influence from his career in the United States Air Force to create fun and easy drinking wines with distinctly military themed labels.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Grenache Noir (100%)
ABV: 13.5%
Acidity: ph of 3.6
Harvest
Grenache Noir from 10 year old vines from Righetti Ranch, Edna Valley (100%). Harvested on 2019-10-18 .
Press: Destemmed and bladder pressed
Winemaking
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented
Malolactic fermentation: 50%
Clarification: Clarified with bentonite and sterile filtered
Aging
17 months in neutral oak barrels
Bottled on: 2021-03-23

Recommendations

Icons/heart Loved by 5 Tastemakers
Kayla | Tannic and Lovely Tastemaker

"I bought this wine for the label and fell in love with flavors of cranberry, bright red fruit 🍒 , fresh fig, subtle hints of rosemary 🪴 and milk chocolate 🍫 . THIS IS THE PERFECT THANKSGIVING WINE.  Pair this wine with roast turkey 🍗  or chicken, less spicy Asian dishes like pho 🍜  and pad see ew."

Caroline du Pape Tastemaker

"Several factors drew me to this Rockets Red Wine Grenache 2019. First of all, I was so excited about this producer: First of all, the winemaker is a veteran of the Air Force based out of Santa Barbara using minimal intervention winemaking methods to make his small production wines. Secondly, I can never seem to pass up a single varietal Grenache! I opened up this bottle at 5 o’clock one Friday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. It was medium-bodied, with present tannins and notes of strawberry, cedar, and cherry cola."

Tristan | Que Sera, Syrah Tastemaker

"A unique wine made out of Grenache grapes sourced out of Edna Valley, which isn't known for Grenache. This isn't your typical Grenache wine, it is rich in tannins that can hold up with BBQ/red meat dishes."

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