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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  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages "Saint Mapalis" 2015

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    The 2015 Plan de Dieu (St. Mapalis) from Meffre is even better than the previous vintage with a sage-infused cherry nose and gritty, wild cherry on the palate. Slightly rustic and invigorating, this wine makes for exceptional value. 89 points+And, as I am not often wont to say, "a steal"... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... Palubinskas50 States Of WineGrenache BlancAcquiesce Winery 2015 Grenache Blanc from Lodi, CA: A steal at $24, this lovely wine has textures and flavors that will harmonize with a broad selection of Thanksgiving dishes. It’s magic with avocado if you start with salad, ha... Read More

    From the article The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List


  • Banyuls Vignerons Catalans NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is red and made of the grenache grape and has spent a year in oak barrels. Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage ' ie the addition of grape spirit which is why it has an ABV of 16.5 % My bottle comes from the Vignerons Catalans co-operative group which dominates wine production in the Rousi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Saint-vincent" 2015

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    A great aperitif for winter or late fall parties (Thanksgiving comes immediately to mind) that is tasty, easy quaffing and good for the budget. That describes this Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc to a tee...with an orange rind and tisane nose and a follow-up panoply of flavours that include ginger, peach, honey and herbal tea. Finish is on... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Vall Llach Embrux Priorato Spain 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Chateau de Pennautier Cabardes 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for ... ... from the south [syrah and grenache etc ] My bottle comes from the large family owned estate of Chateau de Pennautier. I started it last night with my supper of pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is some blackcurrant and bramble style fruit there,the tannins wer... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hisenda Miret Garnacha 2013

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Mas d'En Gil Priorat Bellmunt 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Domaines Ott Rouge Chateau Romassan 2012

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    Wine review by Ginger M


  • Mark Herold Flux Red 2010

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    Wine review by bsplendido


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