The Daily Rant 2012.5

Focusing on Grenache


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Grenache from California

Checking out Grenache from California. It seems like you can find the right terroir for almost and grape vareity in California, though there is a try and error period that usually means first attempts can often miss their mark.

Grenache has proven to be a rather adaptable variety, with great examples from so many regions that you would have to think it would do just fine in California, right?

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  • Snooth User: Richard Foxall
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    I've not been overwhelmed by Valdemar's wines, but that Garnacha sounds worth a try.

    May 03, 2012 at 4:33 PM

  • Snooth User: steve666
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    Slightly off topic. Got a wonderful 2004 a while back from one of on line retailers. Ondarre Reserva Rioja. ended up buying two cases, and before then hadn't really liked Spanish wines. Best of all the price was something like $11 a bottle. If you can find it, grab it up. Full bodied, assume it was tempranillo blend, much fuller bodied than most inexpensive Rioja.
    Been trying French and Spanish Grenache blends, and some 100% grenache. Just started because I had high school and college memories of Almaden grenache rose that was so dreadful didn't knowingly touch grenache until a few years ago. There is so much good wine in so many varietals and blends from all around the world that we have so many great wines to try. Ain't wine wonderful!

    May 03, 2012 at 8:59 PM

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