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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  • Domaine Raspail Coteaux du Tricastin 1986

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110957 for £6.50. The Coteaux du Tricastin was an appellation for red,white and rose wines,although 95% of production are reds,from 21 communes to the south of the town of Montelimar on the east bank of the Rhone river.The appellation was granted in 1973 althou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Saint Gayan Rasteau 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] ... ... wines made mainly of the grenache grape from the area around the village of that name some 12 miles north-east of the town of Orange on the banks of the Ouveze river in the southern Rhone valley.For dry red wines,from 1996 Rasteau also became one of the villa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pierre Henri Morel Côtes du Rhone Villages Laudun Blanc 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Joel Gott Grenache Alakai 2012

    Snoothrank:

    This was a wonderful expression of the grape blend. Black berry and black cherry ride high with a touch of earth and chocolate. Medium tannins ride good acidity. Easy to drink now, really smooth and effortless - well done 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Champs de Provence Rose 2016

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    This was wonderful A great nose of watermelon, raspberry, citrus is jined on the palate with sparkling acidity. Refreshing and easy to drink. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

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    Layers of nuanced red and dark fruits, cherry and plum with a little dusty ... allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. 92 points - drink or hold - Pa Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Had a little birthday celebration for good friend who also happens to know a ... allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. Got a long life ahead of it - 5-7 yrs for sure.The 2011 Ramitello Molise Rosso - Plum and dark berry are front and center here.  Some wood and anise with dark currant; smooth tannins on the finish with enou... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Abstract California 2013

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    Big and bold, right up my alley with large dark berry fruits, dark chocolate, dirt, pepper and with chewy tannins and popping this is well balanced. And then there's 15.7% alc - which, because of the balance to the wine fits quite nicely. 93 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Have a few to catch up on - been busy tracking and getting ready for the NWC on ... ... for this.  Mostly Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah, it's right up my alley.Plus I like the bottles - try to figure out the picks.  I never d Read More

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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2012

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    Wine review by raindance


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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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