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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  • Benjamin Darnault Maris la Senche 2013

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    A recent Naked Wines Selection. Love that Dark Purple Red opaqueness in the Glass. Opens with loads of Mint and Thyme; then on to a smoky Blueberry/Plum; then finishes with Fig and Stewed Blue/Black Fruit. The Blue/Black fruit carries over to the mouth, with a long finish of a bit of Concorde Grape, Oak, and Honey/Smoke. Still bit of an alcohol ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Limerick Lane Syrah Grenache 2013

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    Flowery nosegeranium, violet. Combination of fruit and pepper on entryblueberry, plum with spiciness. The wine washes very nicely over the tongue. To my way of thinking, amazingly balanced fruit/tannin/acidI get all three, but none dominate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2013

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    Well balanced but lacked the complexity I look for in a good CdR. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Los Enoloz Rose 2015

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    Lovely rose wine, intense and fruity in the noise and delicate in the mouth with a lasting after taste. It match very well with spicy food. Read More

    Wine review by Sofia Fisher


  • Cherry On Top Sweet Red 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Frankie67


  • Bonpas Costieres de Nimes 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cave de Rasteau Ortas Rasteau 'Tradition' 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... ... Dry Rosé or Syrah/Grenache. 2014 Chardonnay, 2012 Platt Pinot Noir, 2012 King Family Pinot Noir, 2012 Shale Terrace Zinfandel, 2012 OMV Zinfandel and 2012 Scherrer Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon.Went home with a pair each of the 2014 and 2015 Rosés, a King Pin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Leoube Secret de Leoube Rose 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tres Ojos Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha 2011

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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