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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  • Clos du Caillou le Bouquet des Garrigues Cotes du Rhone 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve Rouge 2011

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  • Les Trois Couronnes Cotes du Rhone Rhone Valley 2013

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  • Figueirasse Gris de Gris 2012

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  • Chateau Ribiere Cotes de Provence 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on offer at ... the wine is a blend of syrah,grenache,cincault,mourverde and tibouren. I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken breast and I did enjoy it.It is a dry wine and there is some citrus and sour pear style fruit although it is quite mineral or ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • "And now for something completely different ..." Come on, ... ... merlot, muscadet, riesling, grenache....  From France, NZ, Germany and California.... Are these not everyday drinkers in your wine portfolios/stashes/menus, and for many others like you???These weren't 'completely different' to drinkers back in the '70s!!!&nbs Read More

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  • Tonight it was a 2013 Stolpman Carbonic Sangiovese in a nuveau style and very ... style red as well as Syrah, Grenache and Viogniers. This Carbonic Sangiovese is a new one for me. As you all know, the process is to innoculate the whole clusters with yeast  in a tank and let the fermentation process break the skins and macerate the grapes. Carb... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Last week, we looked at a group of ubiquitous white wines. All of these wines ... Rufina Riserva. Los Dos Grenache + SyrahWe love the insane value to be found in Spanish Garnacha and this is an excellent example containing 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from Campo de Borja. It opens with excellent aromas of blackberry and blueberry plus a little p... Read More

    From the article Dependable Wines, Part Two


  • Gerard Bertrand Maury Vin Doux Naturel 2006

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  • Marietta Cellars Christo Lot Number 2

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    Picked this up at Jubilation. A big beast of a wine - 15.2% alcohol. Opens with some baking yeast and vanilla raspberry preserves, bit more and more vanilla, and then blackberry/black currant to dark cherry oak fudge. Big slippery silky mouthful with long finish. Predominately Syrah, pepper, spice, savory meats and herbs, with an expanding taste... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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