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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  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Mas Oller "Pur" Empordà 2011

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    Wonderful aroma notes of blueberry, blackberry and plum with pepper, gamy notes and cola following lead to a rich viscous palate with medium chewy tannins and an well melded acidic aftertaste. Well done - drink now through 2017. Paul 90 popints Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Mas Oller "Pur" Empordà 2011

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Mas Oller "Pur" Empordà 2011

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  • Domaine de Fenouillet Grande Reserve Faugeres Vignobles Jeanjean 2012

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  • La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Red 2015

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  • Just received these: The d'Arenberg "The Custodian" Grenache McLaren Vale 2012                                                                      and this: Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:                                                                           Straight to the cellar - Paul                     Read More

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  • Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2011

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    Wine review by calywa


  • We've had several white wines from New Zealand and they've all been ... ... Evodia is a blend of grenache and syrah; it was quite nice.We paired this wine with pork spring rolls and fried chicken (best we've ever tasted too).  A nice meal prior to a play called Disgraced at the Arena Stage theater.  Oh yes, the play was very good.  Too bad th... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Cellars "The Prisoner" 2007

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    This is what they said "92 points and one the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of ... Petite Sirah, Charbono and Grenache. Drink now through 2014." Well....we drank it last Saturday and it is a big, ballsy zin. Large dark berry fruit, pepper, big tannins and acidity with touches of chocolate and briary notes. Stunning for the age - could have gon... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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