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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  • Bodegas Ateca Old Vine Garnacha Calatayud 2007

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    Delicious - i would drink this again. Purchased off the 90 point scale (yes, I'm a sucker). Perhaps the effect is the placebo effect and I love the way it makes me feel... mellow, relaxed, happy... no, that isn't all wines.As for the characteristics....I'd have to say bold (from my coffee descriptions)...ripe, a bit off balance, and not off-pu... Read More

    Wine review by aslezak


  • Domaine Lafage Grenache Blanc Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes 2008

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    It's not surprising that a collaboration between Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric ... ... ... A blend of 50% old vine Grenache Blanc & Gris / 30% Chardonnay / 20% Marsanne, all from Roussillon in French Catalan, the '08 côté EST is crisp, juicy & minerally with abundant ripe peach, apricot & honey flavors. Vibrant, rich on the palate and highly arom... Read More

    Wine review by corkrindchorus


  • Château la Nerthe Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

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    Right off, this wine seems a little overly hot. The alcohol is maybe a bit off balance. Maybe it's this bottle. Who knows. Although, in defense of the alcohol, the acidity seems pretty up there as well. This may be a big wine, but it's not flabby.I usually adore this wine, I think this 2005 needs another year and/or needs to be decanted longer a... Read More

    Wine review by happyrobot


  • The Bitch Grenache 2007

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    Love the wine -- LOVE the name! Read More

    Wine review by heathersblooming


  • Za Za Garnacha Rose Campo de Borja 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by lindaterry


  • Mas Igneus Grenache Blend Priorat Barranc Dels Closos 2006

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    I had this wine at a fantastic nouveau restaurant in Montreal - sadly i cant remember the name of the restaurant. Relatively cheap, but very nice. Cool herbal and mineral tones led to a surprising complexity. Good fruit, and a lot of oomph for a wine of this price. As DM says in his review, very pinot esque, although fuller. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Bodegas Y Vinedos del Jalon Vina Alarba 2004

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    Quaffed my last bottle 8/6/09. Let it breath for 1/2 hour and it really opened up. Lots of deep cherry and a hint of vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by zappaisalive


  • Reino de Los Mallos Ribera del Gallego 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by Langenbach


  • Snooth was happy to be able to host The Big House Wine Companys winemaker, ... ... ... 86ptsThe Lineup 2006A Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blendVery perfumey nose with subtle gamy undertones supporting blue fruits and a snappy Syrah element with a a nice hint of sisal and dried flowers. Nicely balanced in the mouth with a fresh lively feel and int... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Warden: Georgetta Dane...


  • Château de Fonsalette Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by BreezeScreamer


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