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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  • Halcon Estate Red Rhone Blend "Esquisto" Yorkville Highlands 2012

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    Bright red color. Strawberry Preserves on the nose with some smokiness. Very bright on the tongue. Lots of red fruit. Something of an effervescence on the tip edges of the tongue. Comfortable tannin and good supporting acid. I think this wine has some mid-term aging potential, (I think various components could be better integrated), but ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  •  We put a cork in the rest of the Spanish white and opened this ... ... ... southern Rhone blend of Grenache and Syrah to go with our lamb leftovers.  This is a lot of red fruit and nice acidity vs. earthiness and was quite tasty for a mid-week with leftovers quaff. QPR of the year (so far Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine Vindemio Regain Cotes du Ventoux 2011

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    Really good QPR on this southern Rhone blend of Grenache and Syrah. Fairly fruit forward with red and black cherry, raspberry and a touch of cranberry. There's nice acidity to go with light tannins and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Niel Santofimia 2013

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    Tasting note for the '12 apply to this '13 as well:Initially on the nose there's some earthiness and a bit of Christmas spices (clove?). On the palate this is all about the dark fruits, plum, raisin, dried fig and dried prune. The tannins are somewhat grainy but not over powering. The finish is medium long with the decent acidity lingering for a... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ampeleia Red Blend Maremma Toscana IGT Kepos 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • I once spent 48 hours making a sauce from scratch. It was a classic Sauce ... ... ... du Rhône, FranceGrenache & Syrah13% abv. People who are new to French wine are often surprised at how much simple table wine is consumed in the country. Not every meal can be paired with vintage Bordeaux, and although this pink wine from the south is not tec... Read More

    From the article TV Dinner and Wine Pairing Guide


  • This past Tuesday the tiny island of Malta surged its way to the headlines of ... Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Carignan, Chenin Blanc and Moscato. Also amid the vines are, “indigenous varieties Gellewza and Ghirghentina, which are producing some excellent wines of distinct body and flavour.” Because of the i... Read More

    From the article Maltese Wines Win New York Times' Affection


  • Jimmy - As Emark says, the wine is from the Languedoc-Rousillon region, but ... ... are based on Carignan or Grenache, with Cinsault, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre also fairly common, as well as Merlot and a few other varieties. Producers aren’t as restricted as they are in other regions so you can get all kinds of blends, including stuff like... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for a less expensive...


  • Tardieu-Laurent Rasteau Vieilles Vignes 2009

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    Bearing in mind my mental state (opening a corked wine by a competitor from Rasteau), this wine still meets the boundaries of excellence...beautiful nose of cherry cake that brings on memories of childhood with Grandmother plus the rich cherry liqueur and spice (pepper) on entry plus again the smooth almond bitter finish and we have a winner. 9... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine de la Serre Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Cailloux Vieilles Vignes 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Zim Zim


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