WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    65% Grenache, 27% Syrah, and 9% Petite Sirah
  • APPELLATION
    Paso Robles
  • ALCOHOL
    13.60%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    6 months in French Oak, 25% new

This Father-Son Winemaking Duo from Napa Valley Is Crushing It

90pts Wine Enthusiast: Roasted pork, nutmeg, vanilla and mulberry aromas show on the nose of this blend of 64% Grenache, 27% Syrah and 9% Petite Sirah, part of Napa winemaker Josh Phelps' new venture. It's smooth on the palate with loads of star anise and gingerbread flavors that play against a roasted red- and black-plum backdrop

Grounded in heritage, grounded in soil, grounded in simplicity. Josh Phelp's mission is to create wines that evoke a sense of place. Intriguing, clean, balanced, and accessible, Grounded Wine Co. produces terroir-driven wines with an emphasis on quality and experience.

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.

TASTING NOTES 

The 2016 Public Radio announces itself with a bright garnet red color and fresh notes of crushed red plum, cherry and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is compellingly youthful and instantly charming, with deeply resonant flavors of anise, strawberry, cherry pie, black tea leaf and cinnamon. The tannins are firm, yet velvety smooth, as the wine builds toward a luxuriously long, very fragrant finish.