(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 du Lauzie Fitou 2009


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Mas Gabinele Faugeres 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine from a stand at The London France Show back in ... ... a blend of 40% syrah,30% grenache and 30% carignan and spent 12 moths in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there and it is beautifully ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage 2003


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... red and made entirely of the grenache grape and as appellation rules dictate has spent 12 months in oak barrels. [I would be 30 months for a grand cru Banyuls.] Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage ' ie the addition of grape spirit; which is why the wine has acheived an ABV... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Les Grandes Serres Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010


    The Grandes Serres 2010 has a signature CDP nose of crushed cherry and wild ... ... a hefty proportion of Grenache Noir. The entry is soft with light tannin; flavours are a little to the blueberry spectrum with vanilla and a spot of cherry kirsch. Finish is quite long and satisfying. Drink now and over the next 3 years of so. 89 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... ... Blanc (5,936 acres)14. Grenache (5,846 acres)15. Ruby Cabernet (5,801)16. Carignan (2,547 acres)Rubired is used to make juice and powdered tannins. It's one reason wines like Earthquake Zin can be so dark. Plantings of Pinot Noir skyrocketed after the movie ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...

  • Right, what geeks or collectors drink is a drop in the bucket compared to the ... ... from both decades.  Grenache probably dropped down the list because lots of it was dug up in Austraila; probably a lot was replaced by Syrah. I think I may have accessed that great website in another post about what is most commonly planted in a few countries... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...

  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... of varietals such as: Grenache, 48 wineries; Gewurztraminer, 32 wineries; Muscat/Moscato, 57 wineries; Petite Sirah, 136 wineries; Pinot Gris/Grigio, 82 wineries; Pinot Noir, 234 wineries; Riesling, 41 wineries; Sangiovese, 98 wineries; Syrah, 315 wineries; Tempranillo, 36 winerie... Read More

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats ... a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for whit Read More

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  • Right, that doesn't quite add up, must vary vintage to vintage. In looking ... in there, assuming about 65% Grenache. Anyhow, it's some of the best CdP out ther Read More

    Forum post in the topic So What's Your Take, is 2006...

  • Here's Danile Brunier speaking about Vieux Telegraphe. Toward the end of ... ... but the great quality of Grenache is to be accessible at nearly every age. Sitting on a bunch of his 2010's, which Kermit Lynch also likes quite a bit.By the way, couldn't find the assemblage on the 2010 VT, but found that the vineyard is planted to 65% Grenache, ... Read More

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