(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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  • Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz-Grenache 2006


    Excellent showing of Barossa's darling Shiraz. Deep spiciness mingles with juicy fruits. Even better the next day! Read More

    Wine review by azygos

  • Kaesler Grenache Barossa Valley the Fave 2006


    A great Aussie GSM. Rich, smoky, and hot out of the bottle it mellowed to a smooth blend exhibiting balanced acid and fruit. Thick and delicious. Great value for $17. Read More

    Wine review by azygos

  • Château Saint-Roch Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône 2005


    Nose had dark fruit including blackberry, a touch of black pepper, and a slightly dusty character as well. The tannins were definitely there but not too huge. Medium body. Somewhat acidic, there's a little bit of a zing on the palate. The only thing I didn't like was the occasional alcohol smell when swirling the wine. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Château Saint-Roch Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône 2005


    A very nice Côtes-du-Rhône made from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault that was definitely ready to drink. Medium bodied and with mild tannins and a earthy finish. Hints of raspberries and spice hit you quickly but then dissipate. Very good choice for the price, especially if you want to get a feel for Côtes-du-Rhône. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Santa Quiteria Almansa Loma Gorda 2006


    loved this wine. smooth volcanic rock kind of smell. with a little creme brulee thrown in on the back end. a little herb toowent back for 2 more bottles ! two thumbs way up Read More

    Wine review by DCaseyLee

  • Nobles Roches Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005


    I love this wine! It's very smooth. Read More

    Wine review by reez1000

  • Garnacha de Fuego 2007


    Very pleasant, almost barbecue aroma. Light tannins and I like the smooth finish. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by WuJuice

  • I got a bit behind schedule as we moved on to Zinfandel this past Monday but I didn't have anything to add to this post to get things started.Well I was able to change that yesterday but really only have a few impressions about a Zin or three sampled at the large trade tasting organized by Polaner yesterday here in New York..First of the Outpost... Read More

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  • Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee Red Blend 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by marathon426

  • Domaine du Grapillon d'Or Gigondas 2002


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    Wine review by KFAEHN

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