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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  • Estancia Reserve Gsm 2014

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Bodegas Casa Castillo El Molar 2014

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    Brilliant ruby red. Suave, smoke infected cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by touches of violet and cracked pepper. The palate shows very good focus, with a spicy nuance lifting the gently sweet, energetic black raspberry, cherry cola and lavender pastille flavors. Supple, well knit tannins give firmness to the clinging, floral fini... Read More

    Wine review by DWCPSC


  • The Plexus which is SHiraz Grenache Mouvedre [sorry got my blend the wrong way around] is an excellent wineI quite enjoy it with Thai Food [perhaps not too heavy on the Chilli] Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Well favourite Daughters 21st went with out too much troubleThe Sangria was ... of the definitiionRedCheap Grenache/Temp blend from Rioja [$7/bottle] + Brandy + castor sugar + cinnamon + lemonade with Oranges, Lemons, Limes and appleWas a big hit and got the party off and runningWhiteVery Cheap Dry White Wine - bit of everything Blend with Vod... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangria


  • A new label, not yet released but any day now, that I got a sneak preview of. ... They do a Syrah heavy GSM, a Grenache heavy GSM, a Grenache and a Roussanne. This one is the Syrah heavy version. Paso Robles fruit in the Saxum mold just not as polished. There's probably as much alcohol in this bottle as there was in all three bottles from last... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau des Hospitaliers Prestige Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by finney


  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... It made me think of Grenache with its clear red fruit and spice lending itself to feminine. This contrasts with masculine Syrah, which I expect to have dark power, pepper and meatiness.  Not always. Wines, like people, can vary greatly and may not conform to their expected ... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • Benjamin Darnault la Ripassa de Montagne Vin de France 2014

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    A recent Naked Wines selection. Loads of Earth, Spice, Black Pepper, Herbs, Stewed Fruit, and Minerality. A dusky, lovely Wine with a long savory smooth finish. Outstanding pricing Angel of $12. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Favourite Daughter has set a Spanish theme for her 21stDoes anyone have a view of the perfect Sangria recipe Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangria


  • I think a very good Clare Valley RieslingNeeds to young to allow the acid to ... dishes then I quite like the Grenache Blends but need to be reasonably young to not be overawed by the the spic Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


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