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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  • Buil and Gine Gine Gine Priorat 2006

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    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! http://www.snooth.com/wine/parducci-true-grit-petite-sirah-2005/Man give me a great big rare burger with... Read More

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  • Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2003

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    Wine review by babbit


  • Core Mister Moreved 2006

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    Sweet blackberry fruit on the nose with some pencil lead, smoke, brownie, chocolate, game, and black pepper notes that gain an intense leather, show polish tone and spicy truffle nuances. Silken on the palate with wonderfully bright acidity and superb tannin that keep this tight and focused. Just slightly dense and chewy and certainly not fully... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Core Alta Mesa Vineyard Grenache 2005

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    Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Earthy, jammy, alcoholic nose. Lots of raw beef, cocoa powder+, garrigue+, apricot, bitter cherry, watermelon, pollen notes. Vivid in the mouth with a lithe feel that belies its formidable alcoholic content. A full blown wine but not heavy or extracted, just ripe and alcoholic.... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Broc Cellars Grenache Dry Stack Bennet Valley 2006

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    A really meaty, game nose with black earth, coal and spice tones greeting the ... ... different expression of Grenache. Feels fine, nice tannins with a bit of bite to loose, solid acids, a touch of black tea across the mid-palate, finishes long with a complex layering of spice, herbal, medicinal and dried plummy fruit notes that are a bit tar... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Margerum Grenache Santa Barbara County 2006

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    Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.A subtle note of raw wood greets the nose and is quickly joined by bright candied cherry fruit, floral and hay tones with vanilla crème, and balsamic/roast beef accents. Silky and superbly integrated with bright acids and fine tannins lurking just under the sheen of bright red b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ferruccio Deiana Cannonau Sileno 2006

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    A nose full of smoldering herbs, hay, earth, pencil eraser, oysters, strawberry liquor, chamomile, with a hint of mint and forest floor sets this apart. Round then quickly turning a touch more aggressive with tannins that just grab the mouth and are a hint drying yet offer great contrast to the rich, dark, roasted strawberry fruit in the mouth.... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Agricola de Borja Borsao Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2007

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    Smells like blackberry pie. A bit zinfandel like with brambly dark fruits and lots of oak induced baking spices. Smells sweet on the nose with lots of layered vanilla, spice and roasted fruit notes. Big and think on entry with dense, chewy brambly blackberry fruit. A lot of wine with a soft, approachable character. There is sufficient structure... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mathis Sonoma Valley Grenache 2005

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    A fairly subtle nose with a nice layered appearance that combines gently jammy raspberry fruit with a touch of leather, dried earth, a little dried orange peel, a floral tone and a fair sprinkling of talc like minerality and a little cigarette smoke and white pepper. Big yet pretty well balanced with bright, juicy red berry fruit, ripe, chewy ta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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