Plaisance Ranch 2015 Papa Joe’s Private Stash Carménère Applegate Valley, $30

By on March 24, 2019

Soft-spoken viticulturist/winemaker Joe Ginet continues to grow the audience for his fun and fascinating winery in west of Jacksonville, Ore., that served as his dairy for decades. The wine program goes well beyond his pioneering work in the United States with Mondeuse, as this attractive Carménère proves. There’s the enticing herbal and peppercorn aroma to start, which is joined by blueberry, dried strawberry and dustiness. Inside, there’s richness to the black plum flavors, which are extended by fine-grained tannins, and added to by more herbs and a juicy blend of boysenberry and pomegranate. Enjoy with an estate steak or roast, the organic grass-fed beef that Plaisance Ranch also sells.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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3 Comments

  1. Shawna Dunn

    March 31, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Hi Joe,
    I will happily take a case off your hands.
    Shawna Dunn

    • Eric Degerman

      March 31, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Greetings, Shawna.
      I’m not sure how much of the 2015 Carm there is, but the 2016 is just around the corner. See about moving to the front of the line by reaching out to him at joeg@oigp.net or (541) 846-7175.
      Sincerely,
      Eric

  2. Allen Iverson

    March 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Love Plaisance Ranch… Was just there for a great evening of Music, Great Food and especially Great wines….

    Thanks so much Joe & Suzy for a Great evening !!!!

    Allen & Sandi

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