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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  • J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

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    The baby fat has gone away in this wine. 14.5% ABV and 85% Grenache. Garnet in color. The nose is light bing cherry with herbal notes. A mix of sweet and red fruits with some light tartness, some resolved tannin and a long garrique laced finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • DM, what would you like to know?We've been to Paso many times over the last ... and Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc for whites. I have enjoyed the cabs from this area and they continue to be more in line with my palate.  Even though it is a warm climate the cabs are not as jammy, tannic or fruit forward as a lot of Napa cabs tend to be.I... Read More

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  • Campos Reales Garnacha Rose la Mancha 2016

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    Candied persimmon, strawberry and cherry aromas with light floral notes. Envelops the palate with creamy textured fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry, a bit tart but mostly fruit forward. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Limerick Lane 1023 2013

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    Good wine. Red fruit. Sturdy acids and tannins give complexity, Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Been almost 4 months but I finally cracked.Limerick Lane1 - 2015 RRV Zinfandel4 - Syrah/Grenache RoséJolie Laide2 - 2017 Melon de Bourgogne, Rodnick Farm, Chalone, Monterey2 - 2017 Pinot Gris, Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Calaveras2 - 2017 Valdiguie Rosé, North Coast Mendocino2 - 2017 Gamay Noir, Barsotti Vineyard, El DoradoDesire Lines Wine Co.1 -... Read More

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  • Saved Wines Magic Maker Rose California 2016

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    Fleshy watermelon and strawberry aromas. Quite zesty on the palate with a burst of acidity, tart cherry and watermelon on the palate with a bit more strawberry fruit on the tart tangy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Petroni Corse 2015

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    Spritely, fruity tart wine. I can certainly see the Italian influence, here. I bit of a chalky mouth feelinteresting. Something of a saline sensation on the rear of the tongue. This is a low-dollar wine. While it is not a particularly memorable one, for the price it is, certainly, great for everyday drinking. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Albada Garnacha Calatayud Viñas Viejas 2016

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    This 7$ wine has amazingly bright strawberry jelly nose and rich taste full of ripe fruits, dark cherry and earthy-spicy ending. Superb wine in it's category! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... 1999 McLaren Vale Grenache Vintage Port 500ml  |  7 in stock  |  $59.99 Penfolds 1998 South Australia Grange  |  4 in stock  |  $349.99 Penfolds 2001 South Australia Grange  |  3 in stock  |  $349.99 Penny's Hill 1998 McLaren Vale Vintage Fortified Shiraz 500ml  |  4 in sto... Read More

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  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... ... from a blend of grapes - grenache, cinsault, vermentino (rolle), mourvèdre, and counoise - and ferment and age the wine using a blend of vessels, including stainless steel, oak puncheons, and a French oak foudre. The barely there, salmon-pink color of this rosé ... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


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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.

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