Glou Glou 2021
50% Zinfandel | 19% Carignan | 15% Petite Sirah | 6% Mourvèdre | 6% Chardonnay | 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pizza, burgers, wine: the Las Jaras holy trinity. (If more people subscribed to our religion, would there be world peace?) This is the fifth installment of the Glou Glou series, which was created to be the perfect wine for circle foods (pizza and burgers). The 2021 edition of this light red is quite a bit more serious than last year’s. The vintage gave us very intense fruit, but our winemaking strategy was to use methods to minimize extraction to create a fresh and delicious wine. This Glou Glou is certainly a food wine, in fact, it begs for food. It has enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce, as well as intense berry notes that perfectly complement the char of a burger or perfectly cooked pizza crust. Serve this slightly chilled, and you will be the hero of your next backyard barbecue—this is the most refreshing red wine ever, and the perfect antidote to long summer days and the heat of the grill. On the nose it is a sea of hibiscus and raspberry with undertones of roasted coffee and wet rock. On the palate is intense and fleshy with flavors of black plum and pomegranate and a long textural finish.