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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  • Derby Wine Estates Project España 2014

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    Candied red berry/cherry fruit on the tip of the tongue, Viscous mouthfeel. While this wine does not seem particularly hot, even at 15.7 % ABV, I wonder if the alcohol is adding to the sweetness of the fruit that caused me to call it "candied." An OK wine, and, for $17, perfectly functional. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Winemaker's Folly Chapter 1 Vino Tinto 2018

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    Sour nose. Upfront stewed fruits, Then, cinnamon. Very slight acidity. Very slight tannin. I want to hate this wine--it just doesn't have any complexity or sophistication--but it seems to be growing on me. It is so easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vinedos de Mancuso "Mancuso" Vino de la Tierra Valdejalón 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gerard Bertrand Chateau l'Hospitalet la Clape Grand Vin 2017

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  • Epoch Estate Wines Veracity 2015

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    Nice, round wine. Stewed dark fruit on entry. Then a tinge of tartness. Some foliage or stemminess. Quite full-bodied. Astringent way in the rear palate, Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Yves Leccia E Croce Patrimono 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £23 from the www.vinatis.co.uk website. ... ... grape sangiovese] and 10% grenache and was aged in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast beef and I did enjoy it.It is a very dry wine with lots of a tangy blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit and a spicy finish.Boring and... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Two Hands Grenache Barossa Valley Yesterday's Hero 2004

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    Wine review by Rajnish1010


  • Cintu Ile de Beaute Rose 2019

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop down by the south coast [ ... Italian ... Italian grape sangiovese],grenache and the white vermentino grape,although I do not know in what proportions.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes It is a dry but not bone dry wine. There is a kind of melon style fruit with a hint of citru... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend 2015

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    Opens with red fruit--cranberry, red plum, strawberry. Acid tartness led me to calling out cranberry. Some baking spices. Tannin seems to sneak up on me. Good wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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  • Roc d'Anglade Rose Vdp du Gard 2006

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for ... mourverde,25% carignan,13 % grenache and 12% cinsault and was aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.I started it last night with my supper of fish cakes It is a dry but not bone-dry wine with a light almost salmon-like pink colour and there is some melon and... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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

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  • 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.

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