2014 Grenache Eagle Point Ranch, Mendocino
One of the most beautiful ranches and vineyards in Mendocino County straddles 1255 acres 1800 feet above Ukiah Valley. Casey Hartlip has been the caretaker of Eaglepoint Ranch up Mill Creek Road since the 1970s. He is one of the most respected grape growers in the business. The vineyard is now run by Roland Wentzel. Grenache, one of the most famous grapes from the southern Rhone in areas like Chateauneuf du Pape, has a special place in Andy’s heart. Embracing aromatics and balance over gobs of fruit, this wine will please Pinot Noir drinkers as well as fans of Zinfandel. Quite the straddle you say? It can be done! And it is…. Sayeth Bee Hunter. Pair with BBQ, grilled lamb, wild mushrooms, sausages, spicy dishes like Moroccan and Asian, and veal.