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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  • L'Aiguebrun le Pont la Coquille Luberon 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 4 euros on a recent visit to Calais.Luberon is ... ... is a blend of syrah and grenache although I do not know in what proportions. I started it this evening with my salmon supper.It is a very dry wine and there is plenty of an apple and cranberry style fruit.Bland or mineral it is not. It went well with the salm Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Fancy a bit of GSM to liven up your holiday? Is this your first time? ... off ... off about a blend of grapes; Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, the typical southern Rhone Valley trio that’s exciting winemakers across the world.I was in Western Australia’s beautiful Margaret River and was privileged to spend a couple of hours with two of Australi... Read More

    From the article Meaningful Wine Letters: GSM


  • Olbia Blanco Priorat Marco Abella 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bodegas Ateca Honoro Vera Garnacha 2015

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    Nice everyday Garnacha Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Berne Emotion Rose Cotes de Provence 2017

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    Soft watermelon and strawberry aromas. This is smooth on the palate with a tart palate of grapefruit and sour cherry, and a finish of bitter melon rind. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Figuiere Premiere Rose Cotes de Provence 2017

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    Crisp and fresh aromas of white blossom and fruit notes of cherry and strawberry with some tart cranberry. Light and refreshing palate of medium acidity with some oak notes. Fruit character of cherry and watermelon, again nicely crisp and easy drinking with a bit of well integrated wood spice towards the warm finish. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Los Dos Rose Campo de Borja 2017

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    Floral notes of cherry blossom, strawberry and watermelon on the nose. Flavorful and juicy palate of sour cherry, tart cranberry, mashed strawberry and grapefruit juicy, good acidity and a touch of bitter citrus pith towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Parallele 45 Rouge 2014

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    Dark fruited backed up with outstid and finishes with some nicely resolved tannin. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Back in the 80’s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused ... include Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.  “Our whites are delicate and aromatic whilst our reds are rich, fleshy and tannic”, notes Ksara’s Chairman Zafer Chaoui.To complete the French Connection, Ksara’s winemaker is a Bordeaux ... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows


  • J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

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    The baby fat has gone away in this wine. 14.5% ABV and 85% Grenache. Garnet in color. The nose is light bing cherry with herbal notes. A mix of sweet and red fruits with some light tartness, some resolved tannin and a long garrique laced finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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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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