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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  • Caliza Sympatico 2012

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    Ripe cherry fruit on the nose with a fair bit of spice, cinnamon, and touches of black pepper. Quite spicy and rich with a really fresh and ripe acidity. The leather and tobacco notes are just beginning to develop; an indication of just how age-worthy this wine is. But, it's drinking great right now. The ripe red berry fruits continue to deliv... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Caliza Pink Paso Robles 2014

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    Light and fruity strawberry and watermelon aromas. Just a touch of perceived sweetness due to the freshness of the acidity but it's nice and dry with strawberry and watermelon on the palate as well. The finish is rife with candied cherries. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Puech Haut Rose 2014

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    This Languedoc rose is nearly as good as the best from Provence. I'd like it better at $5 less.... Read More

    Wine review by rmarschner


  • There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual ... ... du Pape white blend with Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier), with Dubliner Irish Cheddar Cheese and Violet Flower Jam.Frank Morgan, Drink What You LikeDifficult to pick just one white and one red wine of the week. However, if pressed, my favorite red: 2013 Stamp... Read More

    From the article Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future


  • I would never argue against Zinfandel with burgers.  Works every ... of ... of it until just now, but a Grenache-heavy blend might work for m Read More

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  • Lamb with Syrah, yep.  Also CdP.  I am going to do a ground lamb ... ... ... really leaning toward Grenache or a Rhone blend. D, tempranillo is a good call--and one I did a little while back when I put Romesco sauce on some burgers.  Temrpanillo, to me, often serves as an alternative to Cab because it takes to oak so well and offers such nice... Read More

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  • There were three of us, or actually 2 1/2 since my wife didn't drink much and doesn't like whites. The burgers were going to be 50/50 bacon/beef, which opened a world of possibilities so we decided to go all-American.Halcón Vineyards Prado to start, a 50.50 Marsanne/Rousanne blend that would have gone really well with the mushroom I had but was ... Read More

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  • Papa Luna Calatayud 2010

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    a very drinkable wine, yet something tart or....was it sweet? that caused me to down rate it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Mas de la Tour Coteaux d'Enserune France Rouge 2013

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    what a wonderful blend, perfect taste, could improve with time in the cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • OT - Viognier is one of those grapes that really tends to disappoint more than ... I had the Halcon Mourvedre/Grenache blend. It's the best Mourvedre blend I've had from CA. They had it on Last Bottle and while god knows I don't need any more wine, I picked some up. That's just a magnificent win Read More

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  • We just received an 'El Bombero' as a gift. I'm not familiar with it & came for an education.

    Comment by 179490jean50 179490 jean50


  • Check out Routas Infernet 2004, it's a Grenache/Syrah. It's affordable - a great daily.

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  • Big meaty fruits are where it's at. Absolutely love it.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9


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