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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  • Hey fellow Snoothers,Haven't written in quite a while due to a slow down in wine consumption.Reason being I have switched my diet to Vegan, that means for those of you who don't know I do not consume any meat, poultry, pork, beef, fish. I also have discontinued all forms of Dairy.I did this for many reasons. Upon initiating it for more than a ye... Read More

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  • Adobe White 2014

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    This is the 2014 Clayhouse Adobe White, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles. This wine is a nice, enjoyable crisp, aromatic dry fruity white wine which tastes like a cross between a white Loire, and a white Rhone, which makes perfect sense, given the varietals in the blend. It's currently being cl... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Limerick Lane 1023 2014

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    Bright, tart red fruitcherryon entry. Interestingly, enough, the tartness almost suggests citrus, and, going really crazy, orange as much as anything. Some woodiness mid-palate. Medium-bodied. Not much tannin to speak of. A fun, easy-to-drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ogier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Galets Roules 2010

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    This Ogier Chateauneuf-du-Pape is wonderful; perhaps the "rolled pebbles" are the answer. In any case, this well-priced wine is redolent of strawberries (yes, somewhat like a deep Burgundy), smooth and food friendly; ready to roll, deep and finishing with the headiness we have come to expect from this region. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château de Jau Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2014

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    Browny/root/garnet coloration and decent clarity in appearance....Aromas that are heavy charcoal, Earthy, leather, grilled New York Striploin steak meatiness and lingers on after the initial wafts and being exposed to oxygen. The flavors go back and forth between fruit forward cherry and grape, and smoke/leather/meat. The mouthfeel is medium/f... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau Cazevielle Saint Chinian Reserve 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • EM-sounds like that Keating is right in my wheel house. Happy Easter to ... to ... Baybos GSM Bend- 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre. Really tasty and easy drinking. Blackcherry, some herbs, excellent structure and acidity, medium body, nice finish. Really enjoyed this excellent change of pace for me. Macario also very pleasant and cust... Read More

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  • Sonoma Collection Pinot Noir Sonoma District 3 2014

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    I have a split opinion about this wine. First of all, as a $15-17 Sonoma ... ... ... if it tastes more like a Grenache or a Zinfandel than it does a Pinot Noir. It's fairly concentrated, fruit-forward wine with tastes of red fruit, nice acidity, and hints of cherry cola on the nose and mid-palette. As a generic $5 red wine, without distin... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Domaine les Meulières Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • RThe Penfolds Bin 28 is generally good value for money, really good example of ... AUD25-35 a bottleThe Yalumba Grenache is a really good food drink particularly lightly spiced vietnamese and Thai foodThe Leeuwin Cab has oten been dissappointing given the the combination of Margaret Rivers reputation for great cab and Leeuwin being a top regio... Read More

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