(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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  • v v, the Golden State looks forward to hosting you, again.I assume you know ... Sebastiano Special Bottling Grenache when I visited the winery last December.  I opened it up a few weeks ago, and I loved it.  AG speaks highly of both the 2013 Sebastiano Grenache Special Bottling and the Sebastiano Grenache "Standard" bottling.  I am happy to se... Read More

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  • Las Rocas Garnacha Calatayud Do 2012


    Fairly direct aromas of cherry. In the mouth there's a bit more development of flavors integrating some earth and toast, on the mid palate alongside the dark red fruit. There's a welcome touch of spice on the finish, in the front of the mouth. Read More

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  • Tortoise Creek le Charmel Costieres de Nimes 2012


    Inviting smoky aromas have a red fruit character of cherry and some plum and blackberry with a floral framing that keeps the whole nose quite light. In the mouth it's juicy and earthy in the same breath, with more cherry and blackberry fruit, excellent balance and acidity, well integrated oak and good spice. Still quite youthful and vibrant, an ... Read More

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  • Not totally different but still not an every day wine - tonight we had this ... Cotes du Roussillon blend of grenache blanc and marsanne. The nose has ripe apricot, a bit of flint and some yeast. On the tongue is fig, golden delicious apple, a touch of salinity, nice acidity and a medium finish.  We get a good bit of the stuff Eric Solomon/Eur... Read More

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  • Caves d'Eclans Whispering Angel Rose 2014


    Those whispering angels can be very persuasive..taking an unassuming wine and ... grapes were grown?Primarily Grenache with a smidge of Vermentino and Cinsault. Bright salmon in color with a soft orange hue. The nose is of white peach, strawberry, and pineapple an Angels fruit salad? Medium body with fresh and creamy undertones. Flavors of str... Read More

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  • We enjoyed a nice 2010 J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf-du-Pape tonight with some ... ...  This GSM blend is 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.  I suppose it would have been better to wait another few years but it tastes fine right now.  I happened to decant it a few hours and now that I've checked their web site, I see that they recommend deca... Read More

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  • OT, a winery in your neck of the woods that you haven't visited?  You ... Nera), 15% Merlot and 15% Grenach Read More

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  • There's a happy rumor (OK, it is more than a rumor.) that Myriad is going ... ... This wine utilizes 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre from our estate vineyard. We bled-off after two hours of skin contact and then fermented in neutral oak barrels. This is a rather serious Rosé – earthy, dried herb notes to balance the classic Grenache strawberry... Read More

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  • Dessert wines are often saved for the winter holidays when we tend to linger at ... at ... predominantly with Grenache grapes grown along steep terraces above the Mediterranean Sea near the Spanish border, the wines are fortified while the grapes are still macerating, extracting a wide variety of flavors. Aging takes place in any number of ves... Read More

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