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 Lafage 'Centenaire' Blanc 2014

    Snoothrank:

    The 2014 edition of Centenaire Blanc from Domaine Lafage of Roussillon opens with a nice tisane (camomile) and gooseberry nose, but falters somewhat on entry with less balancing sweetness in the core than in the previous vintage; there are more medicinal notes (astringency) coupled with unripe gooseberry. It seems a wee bit thin and needs a doll... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Just received a case of '12 Grenache from an Adelaida Cellars sale, may just have to bring this one to the VT. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha Day is Sept.16


  • Tenet Syrah Columbia Valley the Pundit 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Had this at lunch at Marcello's Chophouse the other day. The Winemaker's notes ... element.Blend: 88% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier' Didn't mention the loads of black and green peppercorn though and spic Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I dodged a MAJOR Bullet vs. my wine ventures.Results are in and 2012 Oakville Cult Wines are superior and more collectable than 2013 Oakville Cult Wine ,, whew.. Invested. - William ; the photo courtesy of Adam Lee of Siduri Wines. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dodged a MAJOR Bullet... 2012...


  • It's about time I attended one of these virtual tastings. They sound ... ... have a couple bottles of CA grenache, a couple French Grenache based blends but no Spanish or Aussie left. We're booked every weekend in September except for that Friday so maybe I'll finally pull the trigger but I'm with you EM, would like to see which wines will be ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha Day is Sept.16


  • Who knew?Now, I guess we all do.Snooth is having an on-line ... I did order some Jemrose Grenache during the Last Bottle Marathon, last week.  That will be my backup Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha Day is Sept.16


  • Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Well balanced and complex. Will pick up a few more bottles. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Jacobs Creek Sweet Red 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by thabob


  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Also have good memories of their Grenache, if you could somehow find a bottle, worth checking out. Viognier for Peggy might also be something, but probably winery direct. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Jaffurs Syrah Santa Barbara County 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Noticeable yeast odor on opening the bottle. In the glass, it is not noticeablemore of tart red fruit. Yes, red plum and a suggestion of cherry on the tip of the tongue. Initial impression is sweet. As the wine passes back I get more of the acid tartness that I like. Some sort of a smoky thing on the rear palate. A tingling on the tongue t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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