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Carlson Creek Vineyard 2015 Grenache Release Party

  • Carlson Creek Tasting Room 4142 North Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the third largest vineyard in the state, Carlson Creek Vineyard, will be releasing the newest vintage of their 2015 Grenache with wine release parties at their Scottsdale and Willcox tasting rooms on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

With a nose of raspberries, black cherries, and spices, the 2015 Grenache ($30/bottle) is a fruit-forward lighter-bodied red wine with low acidity, soft tannins and a savory finish. It pairs well with veal, poultry or a Dungeness crab mac and cheese, as well as mushrooms, eggplant or manchego cheese.

Guests of the vineyard’s two tasting rooms on February 16 will receive a complimentary first glass of the new limited-release Grenache, while also enjoying the following festivities. From 5-8 p.m. at the Scottsdale tasting room (4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251), guests will also enjoy light bites from Eddie’s House and live music while mingling with co-owner and winemaker Robert Carlson III. While guests of the Willcox tasting room (115 Railview Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643) will enjoy charcuterie and conversation with head winemaker John Carlson from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.