Blue Ox "Kiss Me Deadly", Carignan-Grenache
Organic

Blue Ox "Kiss Me Deadly", Carignan-Grenache - 2018

Item # 41643 750mL
$41.96/ Single Bottle
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$503.52 $453.17/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
Region
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A delicious red blend from the Blue Ox winery that's made of Carignan and Grenache. The Carignan was fermented 100% whole cluster and pressed to neutral French oak to age for 7 months before bottling. The Grenache was entirely destemmed before pressing to emphasize the fruit of the grape.


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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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