Holiday Cheer with the best wine merchants.FireStarter - Barbecue fare needs a wine that will stand up to both the char of the grill and the zestiness of the sauce.
There may be no better wine variety for the job than Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache), which exudes an array of complementary fruit flavors and spice notes. Blend in some Carinena (a.k.a. Carignan) for added depth and more vibrant color, and you have the perfect cuvee for washing down flavorful barbecued meats.
That’s the recipe utilized by the makers of Firestarter — a Garnacha-based blend that includes a “serving” of Carinena, crafted from grapes grown in one of Garnacha’s historic homes: Spain’s Aragon region. There, the long, hot growing season accommodates full ripening of the grapes and, ultimately, big, bold flavors in the finished wine.
The 2008 Firestarter was described by one of our tasting panel members as “rich and chewy,” and it will motivate you to start a fire in your backyard grill.
Hyatt Vineyards - was established by Leland and Lynda Hyatt in 1983. Evolving from a modest Estate vineyard surrounding the Winery, Hyatt Vineyards has grown to 180 acres in four separate sites all within 3 miles of the original plantings.