(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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  • Razor's Edge Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale Shiraz-Grenache 2006


    Good bargain, good Shiraz blend. Dry enough for the Shiraz fans, and the Grenache gives it a nice balance. I didn't think I'd like it as much as a straight Shiraz, but it's darn close. Blend of peppery and dark berries. Read More

    Wine review by PennyWizz

  • Chateau le Jaja de Jau Rouge 2005


    I tasted this wine at the winery near Collioure in SE France. It was asplendid sunny day and the wine went down very well - a very quaffable vin de table!The winery serves diner during summer - not to be missed Read More

    Wine review by saudades

  • Turkey Flat Rosé 2007


    Gorgeous color. Very floral and soft fruit on the nose. Perfect balance of fruit, floral, sweetness, and acid. Not sure how complex it is, but I love it anyway. Read More

    Wine review by Violetstardom

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Blend Columbia Valley Orphelin Limited Release 2005


    This is a well executed grape stock sourced, quality Rhone style blend, ala ... ... silky 10% Cinsault, 8% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Touriga, and exclamation pts. 1% Pinot Noir and 1% Viognier. Yikes ~craft away I say! It was hard enough to type all that? So for the reasonable price and regardless of somewhat somber... Read More

    Wine review by gtv john

  • Château de Beaucastel White Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2002


    Blends the lushousity edge of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, mitt the ... Charbono, and a smidge of 1% Grenache as clean-up crew. Clean layered it is, swirl for darkest magenta colours, initial fruit whiff of black berry-currant, to an in the glass nose includes a tad of cocoa, and licorice tart cherry in black coffee scents, if that's ... Read More

    Wine review by gtv john

  • Sipacha Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Garnacha 2005


    Please, Change the zone of the wine. This wine is from Toledo, Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Thanks Read More

    Wine review by TAvera

  • Pacific Breeze Winery Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2006


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    Wine review by face dancer

  • Ruberte 'Tresor' Garnacha Old Vine 2007


    Fruity and sweet with no structure. Reminds me of bad cotton candy. Read More

    Wine review by CTwine

  • Michael-David Vineyards Incognito 2005


    This Rhône-style blend is bravely composed of 9 different varietals including: ... Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Grenache. The outcome is successfully, by design, an enigmatic Rhône Valley tribute including, literally, every typical Rhône varietal. Surprisingly, I found characteristics and nuances that Incognito unabashedly shared with the prev... Read More

    Wine review by rwb5150

  • Tintara Grenache Mclaren Vale 2005


    Compared to the French and Spanish Grenache I'm used to, this one comes across as lighter, more fruity, slightly acidic, and with much easier tannins. To many people, this would be a list of prime attributes. To me, this is exactly the opposite of why I drink Grenache. I'd very much like something with a bit more heft to it. That isn't to ... Read More

    Wine review by SetarconeX

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