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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  • Domaine Lafage Grand Cuvee Rose 2016

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    The wine is made from a combination of Grenache, Grenache Gris, and Mourvedre grapes, hand-harvested from sixty-five to eighty year-old vines. Gentle direct press prevents bitterness. Even the taille (a type of juice produced during the pressing process that contains more tannin than sugar or acidity) is discarded. What we have here is bottle th... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Have you been drowning in rosé? For most of us it’s a summertime ... made from a combination of Grenache, Grenache Gris, and Mourvedre grapes, hand-harvested from sixty-five to eighty year-old vines. Gentle direct press prevents bitterness. Even the taille (a type of juice produced during the pressing process that contains more tannin than sug... Read More

    From the article Summer Rose for Fall & Winter Pairings


  • Beckman Vineyards Cuvee le Bec 2013

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    Wonderful effort here. Bright red fruit, a touch of blackberry add to earthiness, sweet black cherry tannins and good acidity to give this a fresh, lingering finish. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Beckman Vineyards Cuvee le Bec 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Celebrated a friend's birthday party with some of her favorite wines from ... next was this Gott/Phinney Grenache wine from France called Shattered.  I like Phinney a lot and I've had Gott's Alkilai Vineyard Greanache.  The main thing I've learned about these two is that most of their red wines are better at the 4-5 year mark (or more) and thi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Domaine Chante Cigal Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2014

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    Medium weight with rich ripe fruit and low acidity. The added Carignan give this wine an added tannic bite and lets it stand out from the others. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... the same as France’s Grenache grape loved by all southern Rhone quaffers. The ‘old vines’ don’t yield as much as young vines but the good news is that as the vines concentrate all their goodies into fewer grapes the flavours in the glass are more concentrated.  I... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines in the Shadows


  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... ... a vibrant blend of 70% Grenache, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc that comes in a 500ml tallboy can, which is equivalent to over three glasses of wine. It has a refreshing and dry fresh strawberry, watermelon and peach character with hints of guava and mint... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • Bodegas Olarra Anares Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Wine review by effell


  • Laudun Chusclan Cinq Cepages Cotes du Rhone 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in London's Kensington ... ... ... label it is dominated by grenache blanc with some clairette,roussanne and viognier although it does not give the proportions..I started it today with my fish supper. It is a dry wine but not bone-dry It is has some citrus acidity and some sour apple style fruit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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