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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  • Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2005

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    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

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    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


  • In case you missed our latest email.Australian Shiraz has had a tough time of ... time of ... * A classic Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre blend * A blast of raspberry and strawberry fruit in a soft, east drinking style * Fresh and bright this is the crowd pleaser for your next party! * 25% off purchases of 3 bottles * 33% off purch... Read More

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  • Edmunds St. John Red Rhone Blend California Rocks and Gravel 2005

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    very likeable; smooth, juicy, light-to-medium bodied, predominent white and black pepper, hints of green pepper along with a vegetal nose. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Edmeads Zin Mendocino 2006

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    A lovely wine - big, fruity, slightly sweet with a nice crunchy berry finish ... Merlot, 2.7% Syrah and 1% Grenache.http://www.spittoon.biz/wine_and_food_matching_ideas_f.ht Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Domaine de Nalys Grenache Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

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    Wine review by UrbanCowgirl


  • Australian Shiraz has had a tough time of it lately. Many fine and historic ... South Australia A classic Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvedre blend that offers a blast of raspberry and strawberry fruit in a soft, east drinking style. Fresh and bright this is the crowd pleaser for your next party! d'Arenberg 2004 The Love Grass Shiraz - McLaren Vale... Read More

    From the article The Face of Australian Wine Meets the Palate of Snooth's Tasting Panel


  • Corinne Couturier Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange 2005

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    From France's Rhône region comes this red wine, Vin de Pays de la Principauté ... ... made from the grapes of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre and Carignan. There are certain country aromas at work here, making for a nice complexity with a redcurrant, tarry, vegetal blend on the nose, and a mushroom minerality to contrast the robust flavors... Read More

    Wine review by vigna uva vino


  • St. Francis Red Sonoma County 2002

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    Wine review by kuene212chow


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