Grounded Wine Co Public Radio 2016 | Next Generation Inspiration
Grounded Wine Co Public Radio 2016 presents a Deep and bright garnet red with hints of pink on the rim. A bounty of crushed violets and bramble intermingle with freshly baked cherry pie with vanilla ice cream, wild raspberries, and cocoa. At first glance, a juicy and generous structure balanced with hints of cinnamon dominated spice and long-lasting stern tannins.
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The Grounded Wine Co Public Radio 2016 blends of bold, strawberry-scented Grenache, with smokey Syrah, and inky Petite Sirah, in a full-bodied red that could easily go for twice the price. Aging in 25% new oak for 16 months, yields a smooth wine that explodes with concentrated fruit flavor from the low-yielding 2016.
Doing the Phelps Family Name proud!
When Josh Phelps decided to become a winemaker, he didn’t have to branch out: He was a legacy in the Ivy League of wine regions, Napa Valley, where his father Chris Phelps had made a name through legendary wine estates like Dominus Estate and Caymus Vineyards. But things in the Napa Valley, which Josh still calls home, are changing. “Prices have almost doubled since I started my first company in 2010,” he says. “My focus has always been to deliver quality at a fair price point.”
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That entrepreneurial vision landed Josh on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40” lists, and it comes to life in wines like the 2016 Public Radio Grenache Blend from Paso Robles, a bottle lauded by Wine Enthusiast for its smooth, seamless flavors and “loads of star anise and gingerbread flavors that play against a roasted red- and black-plum backdrop.”
Winemaker Josh Phelps
Josh’s roots run deep, raised in a winemaking family, he was exposed to the industry from a young age. While continuing to build his knowledge of the business through college. Of course selling wine, working harvests, and creating wine for friends with his father, Chris Phelps. Then working with trusted farmers and childhood friends. As a result, his company reﬂects his deep understanding of wine. Now, one that can only be developed growing up around the vines.