2015 Elizabeth Spencer Mendocino County GrenacheIt’s a pleasure to recognize 2015 Elizabeth Spencer Grenache as our inaugural Wine Of The Week. It satisfies two obsessions – a wonderful red wine and a perfect sip on warm summer evenings when served at around 55 degrees F. Like most lighter reds, it presents a refreshing hint of summer berries, flower blossoms and has a clean finish. Reasonably priced at about $35.

The Elizabeth Spencer Wines tasting room is on the corner of Highway 29 and Rutherford Cross Road in Rutherford (see map below). There are several tasting areas, including the main bar (stand up), outdoor courtyard adjacent to Rutherford Cross Road, an indoor seating area and an outdoor events area with a view of the Mayacamas Mountains to the west. Tasting hours are 11am to 5:30pm daily. Walk in or make a reservation at 707.963.6067 for a special tasting.

Disclosure: The author is an Elizabeth Spencer Wines wine club member and receives the associated discount when purchasing this wine.