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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  • The number was in the $200 range. Also a lower tier for those who wish to ... ... ... 2014 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Besson Vineyard 2x 2014 Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 1x 2014 Stone the Crows Three Twins Cabernet SaivignonThen came home to find this on my front porc Read More

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  • Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux 2014

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    Light and effusive at the start this grows with a little time in the glass. Plenty of cherry and red plum with a touch of spice, anise and moderate tannins pair with good acidity and a relatively short but lively aftertaste. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... Rosé 2016Blend: 55% Grenache, 45% CounoiseViticulturally speaking, a lot of rosé is made with grapes not fully intended for rosé wine. The Grenache (chosen for its spice) and Counoise (chosen for its acidity) were selected and farmed to make this rosé, and nothing more... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... ... is their main focus with Grenache being a solid second.  Usually retails for AUD60The Lakes Folly is aptly named as it is a Hunter Valley CS and Hunter does struggle to get CS ripe due to onset of rain during the picking season.  But this wine does somehow m... Read More

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  • Great responses from you guys.  I too love the Spanish wines and find ... ... a nice red blend of 45% Grenache (20 year old), 45% Syrah (20 year old), 10% Carignan (40 year old).  I would say it's slightly more tannic than the Bordeaux wine and has a bit less fruit on the first taste, but it's more consistent over the life of the bottle being ... Read More

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  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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  • Northern Lights Mirtillo Blueberry Wine NV

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    Normally not a fan of fruit wine, I found this blend of tame and wild ... ... France and elsewhere with a Grenache panache on the nose (plus jujube). Entry is smooth, light and finish is short but satisfying with acidic blueberry flavours. If on your way to Alaska, stop by at the winery in Prince George. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Inspired by VV, I had Rioja last night.  But first some catching ... ... ... It's supposedly all grenache, but it was pretty oaked up.  Would have been better with fattier food prepared more simply.  I think grenache can marry well with some spices, but the oak was getting in the way.  I had a third bottle, a 2015 Dominique Crochet Sancerre, ... Read More

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  • Jeff Carrel "Les Darons" Languedoc France 2014

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    Wonderful, nose of blackberries, red currant and gives off a strong sense of place. This follows to the palate completely with additional spice, herbal tones, minerality. The tannins and acidity frame and drive a lengthy aftertyaste. Drink now - Paul -92 points. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Jeff Carrel "Les Darons" Languedoc France 2014

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    Wine review by doowaa73


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