(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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  • Cellers Unió Montsant Perlat 2001


    wonderful nose of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries on the nose that follows through nicely onto the palate; soft in the mouth, medium-light bodied. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

  • La Vieille Ferme 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by kristagirl86

  • Bodegas Zabrin Garnacha de Fuego 2005


    Great value wine. sold all around. Defeinitly a good buy! Read More

    Wine review by jaymesbawned

  • Cameron Hughes Priorat Lot 49 2004


    Complex and deep in unique taste. Earthiness. After the first bottle, I ordered another 18 to cellar for at least five years. I think this will open up beautifully with time. Good now but will be excellent in the future. It is a treat. Read More

    Wine review by dem5f

  • Domaine Grand Nicolet Tilbud 2006


    This was a wonderful wine. Inky-black in color and juicy, big fruit, this wine ... ... a cross between a French Grenache and an Aussie Shiraz. This came home with m Read More

    Wine review by tmpape

  • La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo Starderi 2004


    Lots of wood induced sweetness here but also plenty of raw, even green wood. ... round yet hollow like cheap Grenache and finishing with drying tannins. Pretty fruit with lots wild dark cherry, and spice, tones but neither natural feeling or particularly varietal. Tannins are splintery and really clamp down on the finish, which is short if qu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Les Verrieres Coteaux du Languedoc 2005


    We purchased (a case of) this wine earlier this fall (2008) after bringing home 1 bottle for dinner. A very dark purple color, full of rich berry flavor. this wine does not contain any real powerful characteristics that make it stand out, but it does come of as a moderately mature, mellow and rich red table wine. We are now on our last bottle a... Read More

    Wine review by garrison

  • Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2005


    A lot of chocolate and a dash of smoke, with a bit of spice. A rather thick wine. Good to go with BBQ sauce perhaps? Read More

    Wine review by SetarconeX

  • Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Monte Oton 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by rwb5150

  • Okay, winos.  I am going to try in earnest to be short and sweet, like a good ... ... finished with a Nutella Grenache Ice Cream Sandwich.The night was long and delicious and with the exchange of some presents by the tree and some carols played on the piano, it was a total success.  And I wish you all the same holiday wine-drinking happiness ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Holiday Themes

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