A delightful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, the Grounded Wine Co. Public Radio Red Wine.
Sample submitted for review. The Public Radio Red Wine from Josh Phelps and Grounded Wine Co. has an SRP of $25 (Saturday Splurge) and is available at that price.
Referencing the radio as a medium of popular expression, we bring you the fourth wine in the Grounded Wine Co. family. Founded on an enthusiasm for terroir, GWCo. believes in growth by evolution and revolution, as proven in this 2016 red blend from Paso Robles. Public Radio is a firm but smooth wine which expresses a bold message. The quality and personality lies in its self-awareness; sensitive to the zeitgeist while acknowledging its role as part of an ongoing story. The label serves only as a visual gesture with stylistic ubiquity persuading you to open the bottle without imparting a particular opinion, instead allowing you the freedom to manifest your own ideas, regardless of frontiers.
The 2016 Public Radio Red Wine begins with a very attractive aroma of plum, black cherry and spice along with touches of vanilla and cinnamon. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, delicious, easy to drink wine. It's full of nice fruit with plenty of baking spice, anise and good acidity. This is really quite a delightful blend. Grenache and Syrah blends are pretty common but the Petite Sirah also adds some nice structure. It does need a bit of time to breathe to be at its best so plan accordingly. It ends with a dry, lip-puckering finish that even has a bit of minerality under the very long lasting fruit flavors.
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