Grenache

(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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  • D'Arenberg the Custodian Mclaren Vale 2012

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    Amazing wine for money - talk about QPR in spades. Mdae from old vine Grenache this is loaded with earthy tones, toasty oak tannins, pepper, slight cherry on a medium body that finishs slightly sweet with wonderful acidity. Outstanding - drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Pretty quiet weekend at the house - winter is just around the corner.  The ...  This is an old vine grenache than should be on the Garnacha day VT.  What d'Arenberg did with is nothing short of amazing for the pric Read More

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  • Ferraton Père and Fils Côtes du Rhône Samorëns Rose 2015

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    Light cherry and watermelon notes on the nose. Delicate palate of soft cherry, strawberry and melon with some citrus acidity coming in towards the finish and a lingering spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenshen Santa Barbara County Red Wine 2013

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    A killer 1st vintage showing that the winemakers know what they are doing. Given the grapes involved this should sit nicely for another 18 months. Exhibits red fruits (plum) and dark cherry, wood and earth and spice. There is a light chocolate thats rides with the tannins and is balanced by the acidity. Great wine - drink or hold and decant ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albion 2012

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    Inviting and elegant this has red berry fruit, spice, incense, modest tannins and well balanced acidity to the lively, though short aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine Lafage Tessellae Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon 2013

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    The "Tessellae" Old Vines offering is bigger than it's price point by 3-4 times. A superb CdR that shows red and blueberry fruits, light gamy notes, spice, pepper, floral accents. Elegant any juicy with finishing acidity and minerality, this pours really real. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • So, your concern about charging, Al, is just for the battery if you don't ... I've had many California Grenache bottlings that have impressed me, but I like this one.  The nose is quite fruity, but, thankfully, on introduction the fruit is not in your face--definitely some blackberry and, in the background, a sensation that is, more than anyth... Read More

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  • Jemrose Foggy Knoll Vineyard Grenache 2010

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    Fairly dark purple in the glass. Fruit/berry heavy on the nose. Really not ... backbone. Im not normally a Grenache guy, but I like this on Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • We have not owned an electric Smart Car, although they are available for lease. ... ...  I'm a fan of Grenache blends, especially from France.  That Jemrose sounds good though.  Was it under $2 Read More

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  • GregT no disrespect but even SQN.com and WIKI.com and Google.com  claim ... Rhone Style Wine. 1st  (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre)Easy: search Google "Rhone Style Sine Qua Non"When it comes to SQN or S Cal.  or Rhone or Australia I tip my HAT to Glaetzer and Penfolds, and Clarendon ..   Barossa and McClaren Vale and Heathcote.  recently. not disc... 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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