(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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  • Tengo Old Vine Grenache 2015


    Another recent Tasting Room selection. Dark Red Garnet in the Glass. Opens with Lemon/Plum/Cherry/Mint; then a bit of Lavender/Plum; some Cherry/Strawberry. Bright Tannins with more Mint and Cherry...becomes more and more fruit forward. A bit too young and too fruit forward for me - but stylistically fine. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Parducci Grenache Reserve Mendocino County 2014


    Bright cherry and strawberry jams erupt in the glass and mingle with earthy and sweet baking spice and a note of zesty pepper. Gripping tannins add a fair bit of texture right from the attack, smoothing out into luscious red fruit notes of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, warm spice and a chewy, zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Swiss PNs also work. I actually like an *aged*, well integrated claret best ... ... Right Bank or Left. But grenache good as mentioned above. With your braise I would go red rather than white--especially since you're cooking with a red. Duh. But still integrated, softer tannins, and integrated, subtle oak.Grew up in a hunting family, though i... Read More

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  • Gérard Bertrand Tautavel Grand Terroir 2011


    The reliable and good price-to-quality wines of Bertrand hit the mark again here: there is a lot of wild blueberry, service berry and sweet cherry on the nose due, no doubt to a good dose of Syrah and Mourvedre. The entry is dominated by more blueberry and cherry with a relatively smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Finish is manly (alcoholic) but satis... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Check your calendar. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here. It's past time to ... way; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and maybe a Petit Verdot. Wind things down with a sparkling wine that will encourage further celebration and kick-start digestion. The sparkling rosé will not detract from the build you've created with the grapes served throughou... Read More

    From the article Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rose and Truffles

  • You jest.'15 Enkidu "NK" Contra Costa Mourvèdre'14 ... ... Jolie Laide Provisor Vyd Grenache'15 Jolie Laide Rossi Ranch Syrah/Grenache/Viognier/Muscat d' Alexander'15 Jolie Laide Syrah Halon Plus tomorrow I take delivery of:'95 Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon'01 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve'03 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Vine ... Read More

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  • Cellier des Chartreux Côtes du Rhône Chevalier d'Anthelme 2015


    sweetish nose with maple and honeysuckle, fruity yet light on palate, hints of bubblegum candy Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

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  • Xavier Vignon Rasteau 2012


    Loads of Barnyard that fortunately dissipates and does not carry over to the palate. Moss, Earth, Slate, bits of roasted Plum and Cherry. Softens up the more it remains open, Somewhat hard to enjoy due to the initial aroma. Much, much better the 2nd day. Barnyard gone and more roasted dried plum and prunes, silky mouthfeel, quite delightful. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Though I've not had the CP-H Rose, I do keep their Le Prestige - 55% Syrah/45% Grenache - in my cellar. As Greg said they are usually pretty solid ranging up to the very good bottling on an occasion.  They are usually good for 3-4 yrs. I personally think his opinion on age of rose is correct.                                            Read More

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