Alimony doesn’t always have to be a dirty word. But if it is to you, consider finding a way to add a more positive association to it. How about attaching it to a bottle of wine from a Napa Valley producer who may have had some experience on the wrong end of a marriage? Luckily, you can enjoy his Alimony anytime you want, without the messy divorce.
Loomis Estate Vineyards is a premier Rhône-style winery in Napa Valley, and if you’re in the market for a Rhône-inspired California blend, check out Loomis’ Alimony “Grand Cuvée” red.
A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Counoise, this powerful wine is chock full of berry richness and spice, while also bringing the heat at 15.6% alcohol. Fully balanced with some sticky tannins and welcomed acidity to complete the structure. Like velvet on the finish, but not without leaving a mouth full of ripe cherry and light black pepper flavors lingering behind.
Alimony is a non-vintage, or multi-vintage wine, meaning it is a blend of grapes from different years– including six clones of Syrah, three of the Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, and Counoise. With an SRP of $45, it’s a nice value for the full-bodied California wine (that isn’t Cabernet) you’ll have in your glass. Only 150 cases produced, so don’t just sit around waiting for your Alimony to arrive.
Learn more about the story behind Loomis Estate Vineyards, and see for yourself how you can enjoy a bottle (or more) of Alimony red by visiting the winery website.
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