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 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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    Gift? Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Lets start with Friday - after a less than fun week at workCaught up with ... ... Chardonnay15 McLaren Vale Grenache15 Mclaren Vale Shiraz14 SIngle Block ShirazAll excellent wines my preferences was the Chardonnay which more Chablis Style and the acid was nicely intergrated into the fruit no Malo, followed by the Grenache which was quite savou... Read More

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  • Malagon Tinto Mexicano 2015

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    Light coming thru garnet color. Something of a chemical nose. Muted prune flavor on entry. Then serious tannic bitterness. Just not a very good wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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    This was anything but "soft" or "elegant" as some write ups would suggest - this linear, fruity, tannic and rides good acidity. This need food. Red meat pasta comes to mind immediately. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Masfleurey Cotes de Provence Cuvee Selectionnee 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.com] for £10. ... wine is a blend of carignan,grenache,mouverde and syrah but does not say in what proportions.I started my bottle last night with some cold chicken salad.It is a dry wine but not bone-dry.There is plenty of a cranberry,strawberry and apricot style fruit but it is ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Mas des Bressades Cuvee Tradition Rosé 2016

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    Binny's 6/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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