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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  • Santa Maria la Palma Cannonau di Sardegna le Bombarde 2006

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    Wine review by oanababy


  • Hi! I am new here and wanted to get your opinions on a wine for Thanksgiving dinner. I will need several bottles of wine to go with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of oven baked Turkey, sides, etc. Please let me know your recommendations! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Recommendations for...


  • Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County Red Ridge United States California California Sonoma County 2007

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    Zinfandel-based red blend from 10 Ridge vineyards across three valleys in ... ... ... of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache and Carignane. However, a nice variation from the usual straightforward Sonoma Zi Read More

    Wine review by michael5


  • I am a medical librarian at a community hospital in N. Central Mass, whose working hours were recently downsized. I did my first wine tasting four weeks ago, and found a moderately priced Spanish Rioja that was a very pleasant surprise to me, that I recently reviewed on Snooth. As I gain more confidence in my presenting skills, I will be adding ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Massachusetts Medical...


  • E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas 2005

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    Red berries, earth, vanilla, pencil shavings, barnyard and tar on the nose. Palate is juicy, fresh and young with juicy red berries and pepper, full bodied and hearty, with firm, long lasting tannins. Great buy for the price. Read More

    Wine review by penguinoid


  • Bodegas Borsao Grenache Campo de Borja Viña Borgia 2008

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    I was very excited when I bought this wine because I read a great review - but sadly, this wine made me deathly ill after one glass!!! At first I assumed I accompanied it with a bad batch of beef but I just had another glass tonight (3 days later) and I'm sick again! I'm so sad! Do NOT buy this wine. I would hate for anyone to slave over a f... Read More

    Wine review by HateBorgia1


  • E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas 2005

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    Wine review by kcaylor


  • Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port 2009

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    Wine review by kcaylor


  • I don't know why I started thinking of this today, but I had to write a post about it to and would LOVE some Snooth feedback! The whole post is here: http://www.kronickwino.com/2009/11/calorie-nutrition-labels-for-wine-future-possibility/But the question stands as - why dont wine bottles have caloric / nutritional information?I know this informa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What if.... wine labels had...


  • Château Belles Filles 2005

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    Wine review by LaxmanCT


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