(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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  • NG, would you be kind enough to post your grenache report in the thread for it? Don't want to lose the info buried in this thread...Cheers Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • This thread is the place for Weekend wines though.  I love Grenache and we had a glass tonight in the wine flights.Thanks EM and MJET for your complements.  Retirement is everything we had hoped and more.   Read More

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  • Welcome to Snooth Esol!  Have to agree that for big, tooth staining reds, ... big reds we've liked is Grenache based blends from Priorat, Spain. Happy huntin Read More

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  • HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More

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  • Zestos Garnacha Old Vines 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1

  • I'm with GregT that any sweet wine needs to have some zip.  Botrytis ... and the like.  I like grenache, although I usually like higher acids, albeit in my whites a bit more than my reds; grenache just isn't one of those high acid grapes, so I don't know if I would ever jump on it as a dessert wine.  It has such a high perception of sweet flav... Read More

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  • M. Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc 2013


    a wonderful cuvee while not overtly expressive, it is discreetly impressive. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Yeah but the problem with dessert wine is that to be good it should also have ... Barbara did a late harvest Grenache a few years ago. It was also a little fizzy and I wanted to try it but never have. So maybe people are thinking along the lines you ar Read More

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  • The wine can't be sold with a vintage date because of EU rules. I'm not ... ... vineyards involved.F1 - Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, alc 15.0F2 - Grenache, Syrah, some Bordeaux varieties, alc 14.5F3 - : Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, alc 15.0&nbs Read More

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  • Qupé Grenache Edna Valley Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard 2010


    2013 review- light and easy to drink with cranberry and cherry notes. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

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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.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9

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