Grand Noir

Grand Noir de la Calmette or Grand Noir is a red grape created in 1855 by French grape breeder Henri Bouschet at his vineyard.  It is a tienturier or red flesh grape named after crossing Petit Bouschet and Aramon noir at the breeding station Domaine de la Calmette vineyard near Montpellier.  Petit Bouschet was created by Henri's father Louis Bouschet crossing Aranon and Teinturier du Cher.

Grand Noir was once widely grown in France in the Cognac and Languedoc regions.  Today it is rarely planted there..  The variety is predominately found in Spanish wine regions of Galacia in northwest Spain and in the southern Portuguese regions of Alentejo.

The Grand Noir de la Calmette grape does exist in California.  There are two small plots at Dommen Ranch vineyard in Windsor, CA in the Russian River Valley AVA planted circa 1930s.  In 2011 Carlisle Winery made 192 cases of a 90% Grand Noir from this vineyard that included 10% Zinfandel Read more »

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  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our neighbors Debbie and Rick.  They brought over two bottles, a Napa Merlot (2014 Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards) and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2015 Twomey Pinot Noir).  We started with that Trump Blanc de Blanc that was given to us last month (I didn't like it muc... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • $50-60+range: Chappellet Signature and Smith-Madrone out of Napa.Also 2nd the Washington rec's from Greg, Andrew Will.I'd look to Oregon for Pinot Noir and maybe some Chard. I'm a fan of Cameron, Amalie Robert (Estate or Amalie's Cuvée). There are French producers there as well like Drouhin, Jadot (via the Resonance label), and Evening Land has ... Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

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  • Harmand Geoffroy Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2014

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  • Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru. Domaine Geantet-Pansiot 2015

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  • Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2010

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  • Domaine Vincent Bouzerau Corton Clos des Fiètres Grand Cru 2002

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    tasted again. similar to last time, sweet, savoury, some herbs, spices, earthy... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The debate around ideal time to drink wine is interesting and the views are certainly very diverse.I would make the following observationsIf you have multiple bottles don't leave too long to try one - if they are past it you can't bring them back~90 % of wines made today are made to be consumed immediately post purchaseof the rest probably less ... Read More

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