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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  • Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux 2014

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2014

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  • Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2014

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  • Picked up some old standbys to plug some holes in the wine racks:The 2014 & ... Chateau Pesquie - Ventoux Grenache/SyrahThe 2015 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Roussillon Villages, been drinking it for years also.The 2014 Borsao Tres Picos - This is also a permanent member of my cellar, I didn't realize I was missing it until the other day.  A great r... Read More

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  • I'm looking for two wine suggestions for a dinner soon. First off, ... a Red Grenache, LA VINYETA SERENO 2009 http://www.vilaviniteca.es/shop/en/la-vinyeta-sereno-2009-0-50-l.html Are any of these two wines suited? If not, what else would you recommend? I have limited access to both cooled strong drinks and more strong liquor as brandy.  Read More

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  • A few recent purchases. Thanks to RCKR1951 for the H3 Blend suggestion, this ... Vacqueyras 2013, France70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% MourvedreAn excellent Rhone blend. An old world overtone with a hint of jamminess.Almansa Laya 2014, Spain70% Garnacha Tintorera, 30% MonastrellThis is a voluptuous, curvaceous (aka full-bodied) new world blend. ... Read More

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  • Rene Junot Red

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    inexpensive in Delaware at Total Wine($9.99 for a 1.5L bottle!)Very satisfying, very reasonably priced red blend, similar in taste to many, more expensive reds. Read More

    Wine review by bobvree


  • Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

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    A little rust at the edges. Needed 24 hours of decanting to open up. At seven years the fruit has diminished and was a solid wine with prime rib on Christmas day. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Cuvee Henri Fabre Rose Cotes de Provence 2015

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    pineapples and grapefruit, quite refreshing Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2014

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    Lemon meringue, peach and green apple aromas, somewhat simple but pronounced and pleasant. This has a tart, round and creamy palate of grapefruit, lemon and pear with restrained oak spice and zesty acidity yielding to dried herb towards the finish and a slow fading warmth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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