Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red wines with characteristic herbaceous and floral aromas. Less than 50 acres of Grignolino exist in California, where only a small number of wineries utilize this variety. In the Golden State, the most recognized Grignolino is the rosé, long made by Heitz Wine Cellars.

Your a delicate old gal; some might
even say you're a little frail. Your
pale appearance is deceptive, since
your personality is so sharp and
engaging. You are full of youthful
vitality; it's been a pleasure to
make your acquaintance at the Heitz
Cellar engagements. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007


    Bright garnet hue with pink rim, aromas of strawberries, rose petals and cherries, a slight frizzate in the mouth makes me think of grape soda. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Heitz Grignolino Port 2004


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    Wine review by suckerv

  • Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007


    My first taste of this rare variety. I loved it! The wine is much darker than the Piedmont standards. There is nice fruity aroma, with a formal, tweedy character, like California Mourvedres. The flavor is volatile, excellent and matches the aromas. There is strawberry, raspberry, cherry, with floral notes. The acidity shows, as the taste is... Read More

    Wine review by Richard Wheeler

  • Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007


    90 points.In the glass, this wine is a pure red color with purple edges with a ... ... Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino ( Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth

  • I know there are a lot of educated wine drinkers on this website but I also think that there are many novices like myself on here trying to learn. There is soooo much good information on Snooth but much of it is too advanced for me, and others I'm sure. Basically, I am looking for an advanced wine drinker to give us some of the key essential fac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Questions to Help Beginners

  • I've developed an odd fascination with grapes that are primarily Italian but being grown and made into wine in the US. Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tocai, Aglianico, etc. There are many folks dabbling in one or more of these, some even specializing in them entirely. So my question of the day is...what is and who makes your favorite US grow... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Favorite US Grown Italian...

  • Perhaps some grape banter to get things started:Grenache asked Cabernet, why do all the other vines always pick on me so? Cabernet responded abruptly, quite simply, you arent a noble grape. Grenache wondered what noble meant. Cabernet wasnt exactly sure, yet always assumed it was noble because it came from Bordeaux, the best region in the world ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What makes a grape noble?...

  • Heitz Cellars Grignolino 2007


    I enjoyed sipping on this at a backyard soiree recently. It's very seductive with a fragrant jasmine aroma in the nose and sun kissed strawberries in the mouth, finishing with a tickle of black pepper. Read More

    Wine review by carey1

  • Accornero Bricco del Bosco 2005


    Another rare bird, approachable and extremely light in color yet layering complexity with versatility. One of my favorites. Read More

    Wine review by constab

  • Cascina 'Tavijn Grignolino Grignolino d'Asti 2006


    Read this review and could not put it better myself: "Small, tight, and slightly angry. Albino wine all bones and shells with white-pepper tannin. Quite acidic, too. Wants, needs, cries out for: food" Chilling (recommended by Spinasse) did not help. Read More

    Wine review by seadevi

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