(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 l'Aiguelière Côte Rousse Coteaux du Languedoc 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... consists of 98% syrah and 2% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of meat pie. There is plenty of dark fruit [think blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble] with a hint of spice, a little vanilla and soft but stuctured tannins. In short this is a lovely ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Campo de Borja 2012


    This was excellent and continues a fine tradition of excellent value. Dark cherry, plum, floral notes, a touch of white pepper, moderate tannins and good acidity. 91 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Gerard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel 2013


    A very smooth blend that has a consistent flavor with the varieties complementing each other. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • L'Etoile Banyuls Grand Cru 2000


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... is red and made of the grenache grape and as it is a grand cru wine has spent 30 months in oak barrels.Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage' ie the addition of grape spirit I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheese and biscuits. It was sweet and sticky with a che... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Antano Rioja Reserva 2009


    Quite darkpretty much, opaquein the glass. Modest barnyard nose. On the tongue I am surprised at the lack of fruitthere is some dark berry fruit there, but it is very light and pretty sour. Lots of dustiness which gives a puckery sensation. What do you expect for Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Here is a wine from Texas of all places, the 2015 EVS Cellars Windblown. ... ... ... Petite Syrah, Syrah and Grenache.  My wife Sandra had a few sips and said it was flat.  She gave me the rest of the wine in her glass.  I would not pour it out though.  I will finish the bottle and be stronger for it.Almost forgot to post a picture from my on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...

  • The number was in the $200 range. Also a lower tier for those who wish to ... ... ... 2014 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Besson Vineyard 2x 2014 Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 1x 2014 Stone the Crows Three Twins Cabernet SaivignonThen came home to find this on my front porc Read More

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  • Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux 2014


    Light and effusive at the start this grows with a little time in the glass. Plenty of cherry and red plum with a touch of spice, anise and moderate tannins pair with good acidity and a relatively short but lively aftertaste. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... Rosé 2016Blend: 55% Grenache, 45% CounoiseViticulturally speaking, a lot of rosé is made with grapes not fully intended for rosé wine. The Grenache (chosen for its spice) and Counoise (chosen for its acidity) were selected and farmed to make this rosé, and nothing more... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well

  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... ... is their main focus with Grenache being a solid second.  Usually retails for AUD60The Lakes Folly is aptly named as it is a Hunter Valley CS and Hunter does struggle to get CS ripe due to onset of rain during the picking season.  But this wine does somehow m... Read More

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