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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Spain

    Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Pen...

  • South Australia

    South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the cou...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Southern Rhône

      Located along a southeastern section of the Rhone River, this area is home to prestigious ...

  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

  • Catalunya

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Calatayud

      This region, located in the southwest of the Aragon near Zaragoza has evolved from being m...

Popular Wineries using Grenache

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

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  • Toledana Gavi 2005

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    Wine review by Joz


  • Robert Hall Grenache Blend Paso Robles Pape de Robles 2006

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    Wine review by oceank8


  • Little James Basket Press 2011

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    I paid $10 and thought it was really nice for that price. Smooth, ... the ... the price, really like this grenache. In the store I bought it, had it rated at 88. I'm not really familiar with the ratings, but it hit the recommendation right on. I am planning on buying it agai Read More

    Wine review by herbsawyer


  • St. Cosme Little James' Basket Press NV

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    I decided to try this wine after it was recommended by the local wine shop ... ... table from France made from grenache sourced from both the Southern Rhone and the Languedoc-Roussillon areas. The wine is a dark red in the glass. The nose shows blackberries, raspberries, leather, earth, wood, and liquorice. When drinking the wine I noticed ... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • M. Chapoutier Gigondas 2005

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    Wine review by acbwine


  • Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Sonoma 2005

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    Wine review by jessmccarter


  • Acustic Montsant Garnacha 2006

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    Wine review by hokielanders


  • Frontier Red NV

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    Wine review by GBWA


  • Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvée 2005

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    Decanted 2 hours. Smoky nose interlaced with floral highlights. Bright fruit on ... ... the brightness of the grenache and enhances the subtle notes of the syrah.Update: Its now 5 hours open and this is singing like Stevie Nicks, sultry, deep, spicy, sexy...gained weight, aromatics (now getting dark roast coffee and chocolate notes) and is pur... Read More

    Wine review by blondon


  • Yalumba Oxford Landing Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2006

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    solid qpr. needs an hour of decanting. great with chili. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


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