(aka. Grenache Noir, Garnacha, Cannonau, Lladoner, Tinto Aragones, Alicante)

Traditionally in California, Grenache has mostly been planted in the warm Central Valley, to produce fruity, quaffable reds and pinks. But the emergence of Rhône blends, enthusiastically promoted by a band of winemakers known as the ‘Rhone Rangers’, has sparked an increase in plantings of Grenache in more esteemed California viticultural zones. Significant acreage of this grape is found in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties. Grenache’s ability to produce in warm climates has made it a workhorse varietal not only in California, but also in the warmth of South Australia and South Africa. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth. Grenache’s sweet berry character, makes it a successful candidate for rosé wines, the most famous coming from the southern French appellations of Tavel and Lirac. This hairy-leafed vine produces grapes naturally low in tannin and in color Read more »

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  • Darenberg Grenache Shiraz the Stump Jump 2008


    (Past tasting 13 Jun 2013) Lots of spices. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Orin Swift Trigger Finger Genache 2012


    Rich soft magnificence and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Orin Swift D66 Red 2011


    This old vine Grenache is super jammy. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Orin Swift Abstract 2013


    Jammy fruit, juicy. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Orin Swift Proprietary Red "Abstract" California 2012


    Nice but a bit tannic on the finish Read More

    Wine review by runningbear

  • A new wine bar in New Zealand called “The Auricle Wine & Sound ... ... she said. “It's Grenache and Carignan, and I think it has the power to partner with this exhibition, 'No Mean City'…” Photo Credit: The Auricle Sonic Arts Galle Read More

    From the article Sounds Like Fun: Kiwi Wine Bar Pairs Songs With Vino

  • Honoro Vera 2013


    Terrible wine Read More

    Wine review by K276HB

  • Orin Swift Locations F-1 French Red 2012


    This is a fabulous wine - very smooth. Was at a high end wine gathering and this bottle stood out so I tried it and I am a fan! Read More

    Wine review by Betty Kae

  • Hacienda López de Haro Reserva Rioja 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Fitting name, too.  Last night my niece stopped by.  We thought she ... grabbed something with more grenache, or just gone a different direction.  Didn't stop me from finishing the bottle, with help from wife and niece. Wife is on the way to NYC--from the rainpocalypse here to snow there.  We'll be making lasagne tonight and I'll finish off my... Read More

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  • We just received an 'El Bombero' as a gift. I'm not familiar with it & came for an education.

    Comment by 179490jean50 179490 jean50

  • Check out Routas Infernet 2004, it's a Grenache/Syrah. It's affordable - a great daily.

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  • Big meaty fruits are where it's at. Absolutely love it.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9

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