(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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  • Le Cigare Volant 2004


    Wow this is very fragrant with lovely notes of dried mountain flowers, herbs de provence, roasted meat, black earth and dried strawberries with hints of black pepper and gum. Full of juicy, nervous acidity and ripe tannins that keep this refreshing. There is a fine interplay between the fruit, stemmy forest floor, and savory elements in the mout... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Lambouri Pure Rosé 2008


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    Wine review by info148

  • Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz Grenache 2005


    Vibrant sweet fruits with complex but well-integrated flavor profiles of ripe plum, soft pepper, and licorice. A day later, it tasted even better. 91 points. Tasted on October 6, 2009 Read More

    Wine review by steve51864

  • Château de Valcombe Syrah Blend Costières-de-Nîmes Prestige 2004


    Excellent daily drinker. Terroir oozes out on both nose and palate. Earthy, musky, and great minerality. Medium in body, nicely balanced. Will pair well with a variety of foods. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Rosemount Estate Red Rhone Blend Hunter Valley Grenache-Shiraz Diamond 2005


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    Wine review by dylanrallen

  • Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2005


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    Wine review by Daniel

  • Bitch Grenache Ml 26-2end 2006


    Loved it! Price points a little steep so 4.5 glasses.Excellent aromas of toffee/caramel - I could keep my face in the glass all day! Beautiful dark ruby red and firm legs (15% vol) Very smooth with a nice med/full body front of blueberry and fruitcake taste. Nice transition through mid with a medium finish. Very mellow tannins and low acidity. V... Read More

    Wine review by JRDobbs

  • The Bitch Grenache 2007


    2007 Bitch South Australia Grenache this should be interesting, Color: very light, like rose water, Nose: not getting much at all, smells like cotton candy (Or caramel! Hector), Taste: woh, like a funky grape juice, kind of like what honey mustard is to real mustard but not in a good wayLamarr: D- (woof) Read More

    Wine review by lamarr

  • Buil and Gine Gine Gine Priorat 2006


    A beautiful fruit filled yet earthy wine with a long finish. The Garnacha fills your mouth with cherry goodness. And the nose of sweet potting soil keeps me sniffing. This wine make me happy!! I will keep looking to Spain for quality and value. Read More

    Wine review by jaz1

  • Well we've moved on past Grenache to the unique and fickle Petty Sarah.We warmed up last friday with a bottle of 2005 Parducci True Grit in all it's inky glory and I must say it delivered alot of burly dark berry fruited Petite deliciousness! give me a great big rare burger with... Read More

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