(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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  • Bodegas Borsao Grenache Campo de Borja Viña Borgia 2008


    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: 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

  • Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls Rimage 2006


    Oxidising meaty edges vs nice intense sweet raspberry vs dry grip all lending good balance. Still young. 21 87+For lots more Mas Blanc wines, go to Read More

    Wine review by Richard M James

  • Black Beret 2005


    Very good. Aromas of sweet berries, taste of blackberries, well-balanced. And a great label! Read More

    Wine review by FrederiqueA

  • Evodia "Old-vine" Garnacha 2007


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    Wine review by Oslo15

  • So a question in one of these threads, or perhaps in a comments thread on one of my articles got me thinking about my favorite varietal wines.First off I will have to group my answer in two parts, noble wines and not noble wines. I am stealing the phrase noble from the wine geek vernacular but as a title it works just fine.So the noble grapes ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your favorite grape(s)

  • A local wine merchant advertised a sale on an Australian Cabernet quoting a 97 rating from Robert Parker. When I checked the same wine on Wine Spectator it was an 89. What do I make of this? Is it a 90 point wine or not and is the "sale" a good deal or not. Anyone else have these situations? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Disparity of wine ratings

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