Had this spectacular wine the other night with mesquite marinated BBQed chicken, a corn salad with purple onions and tomatoes. The wine was an excellent complement to the slightly spicy chicken. Rudy Zuidema’s 2015 Grenache is his second release. You can read more on the background of this project at https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2017/12/13/zuidema-wines-old-world-techniques-in-a-new-napa-vineyard/ . Suffice to state his Clone 515 Grenache from Chateauneuf du Pape heritage continues to produce a delightful summer wine. Minerality and a rustic flare still persists in the wine, but the 2015 is aromatic with black cherry and as Rudy states “notes of cocoa and fig newton”. Add to this plum and soft tannins it surrounds the spicy edge of the mesquite spices. A wine very worthy wine to have in the cellar for these types of meals.