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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  • Even with the strong tomatoes, considering the season I'd want to go with ... the bank) or rose/rosado (grenache blends are good).Where are you locate Read More

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  • Artazuri Rose Artadi Navarra 2009

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    Wine review by Rooligan


  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... ... Rosé is made from Grenache (89%) and Syrah (11%) from Paso Robles. Candied cherry and watermelon aromas jump with conviction from the nose of this incredibly accessible and food friendly Rosé. A tasty mélange of red berry flavors is evident through the palat... Read More

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  • Parmelee-Hill Darcy 2014

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    Very floral nosehoneysuckle, orange blossompresumably, from the viognier. Stone fruit, green apple on the tongue. Somewhat viscous mouthfeel. Some vanilla and, now, some melon. Oak treatment? Thankfully, acid suppresses the fruitiness. Almost a refreshing wine. Just a tad too "rich." Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Chateau Unang Ventoux 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ] ... offering. It is a blend of grenache,syrah and cinsault though I do not know in what proportions.I started it last night with my supper of meat pie and I did enjoy it. There is some blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit there although the tannins were initiall... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ateca Atteca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines 2013

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    Wine review by bochenek


  • J. Dusi Wines Neveridle Vineyard Sly 2013

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Law Estate Wines Beguiling Paso Robles California 2012

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Herman Story 2013

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