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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  • Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery "Le Prestige" 2013

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    Excellent for the vintage, A Cambie/ Soloman effort foe US only. This lush on the nose and the palate. Red and black berry fruits, garrique, herbs and spice compliment chewy, medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the wine with a medium length finish. Drink now - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Orin Swift Abstract Red California 2012

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    Big but eliguent with red plums, dark cherries, mocha, dusty earthy notes define place as sweet dark cherry tannins and boisterous acidity make this a real joy to drink. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Cline Cashmire "Exquisite" Red Blend 2013

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    88 pts and a great food wine!! Delicate and smooth with ripe red berry fruit and a dash od blueberry, chewy tannins, vanilla and pepper combine with good acidity to give a lingering, juicy aftertaste. Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Alto-Cinco Garnacha 2012

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    The bottle I tried had no smell and no flavor! Ok, to be fair it had a slight taste of alcohol. Maybe it was not stored well? My first time trying Garanacha variety. It is now the beginning of 2017. Is it possible this wine did not hold up over the years? Is that why it is being sold at Grocery Outlet? Did they liquidate it for a reason? Read More

    Wine review by Coffee


  • Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Rosé Blend Corbières Rosé 2007

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    spiced nose, and sweet berries on palate. quite unlike the usual wines from Languedoc... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodegas Palacio Tempranillo Blend Rioja Glorioso Gran Reserva 1982

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    nose of red pepper and cherries; sweet and at the same time savoury. great! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Mas Nicot Rouge Coteaux du Languedoc Ac/Mo 2013

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    spicy and oaky Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Onx Wines Mad Crush Paso Robles 2014

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    Smoky, red berry and red cherry aromas with a dash of heat and a pop of black pepper spice. Full and robust palate of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry and red licorice, this is a touch imbalanced at times but does demonstrate good ripe fruit and a bit of chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Justin Vineyards & Winery Savant Paso Robles 2014

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    Savory and spicy on the nose and quite concentrated with dark black currant and blackberry preserve notes and powerful sweet spice. Richly flavorful and full on the palate, still this is deceptive and seems lighter than it is. Flavors are well developed and complex with dark chocolate and raspberry flavors set against darker black cherry and bla... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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