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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  • Château de Jau Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2014

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    Browny/root/garnet coloration and decent clarity in appearance....Aromas that are heavy charcoal, Earthy, leather, grilled New York Striploin steak meatiness and lingers on after the initial wafts and being exposed to oxygen. The flavors go back and forth between fruit forward cherry and grape, and smoke/leather/meat. The mouthfeel is medium/f... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau Cazevielle Saint Chinian Reserve 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • EM-sounds like that Keating is right in my wheel house. Happy Easter to ... to ... Baybos GSM Bend- 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre. Really tasty and easy drinking. Blackcherry, some herbs, excellent structure and acidity, medium body, nice finish. Really enjoyed this excellent change of pace for me. Macario also very pleasant and cust... Read More

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  • Sonoma Collection Pinot Noir Sonoma District 3 2014

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    I have a split opinion about this wine. First of all, as a $15-17 Sonoma ... ... ... if it tastes more like a Grenache or a Zinfandel than it does a Pinot Noir. It's fairly concentrated, fruit-forward wine with tastes of red fruit, nice acidity, and hints of cherry cola on the nose and mid-palette. As a generic $5 red wine, without distin... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Domaine les Meulières Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • RThe Penfolds Bin 28 is generally good value for money, really good example of ... AUD25-35 a bottleThe Yalumba Grenache is a really good food drink particularly lightly spiced vietnamese and Thai foodThe Leeuwin Cab has oten been dissappointing given the the combination of Margaret Rivers reputation for great cab and Leeuwin being a top regio... Read More

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  • Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2015

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    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Vina Maipo Vitral Carmenere Reserva 2013

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    This was my second bargain pickup from a supermarket in Cabo during my ... than the Domecq Cab/Grenache blend I had the other day. I liked this so much I went back and grabbed another bottle to take back to the US it was certainly a worthy $10-15 wine by U.S. standards Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Getting ready for our Australian tasting tomorrow night, but 1st some recently ... The Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache '15.The Leeuwin Estate "Art Series" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon '12.  I've had their chards but never their cab - it comes highly hyped and well received.  So....Lastly, the Jim Barry The Cover Shot Cabernet Sauvignon Coo... Read More

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  • Domecq Vino Tinto Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache 2014

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    This was an inexpensive wine purchased in los Cabos from the well known Domecq ... of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, bought in a Soriana supermarket for 99 pesos (under $6 US inclusive of tax, so comparable to a $5 bottle in the U.S. I was intrigued by the blend, as Cabernet and Grenache is not a combo one sees in the U.S., plus the winema... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


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