(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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  • L'Amarante Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire ... and consists of a blend of grenache and cinsault though I do not know in what proportions.I started it last night with my supper of baked salmon with salad. It is a fairly pale coloured rose and is a dry but easy-drinking wine.There is a melon and cherry style fruit with a hint of pep... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine la Roquette Chateaunef-du-Pape 2006


    I bought two bottles ofd this wine for £45 from the ... ... estate,and consists of 70% grenache,20%syrah and 10% mourverde from 45 year old vines and spent 8 months in oak barrels.It is a very old fashioned and heavy bottle.This particular cuvee has now been discontinued.I started the bottle last night with my supper of ba... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Famille Perrin Vinsobres les Cornuds 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in Berkshie ... appellation and is a 50/50 grenache/syrah blend.I started the bottle the other evening with my pork chop supper.It is a very dark coloured wine.There is plenty of a blackberry,cherry and blueberry style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice particularly on the finish.The tannins ar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Cotes du Rhone Domaine de la Berthete 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine for £9 from the website Cotes du ... concern and consists of 55% grenache,30% syrah,10% carignan and 5% cinsault and was not aged in oak.I started the bottle the other night with my supper of roast chicken.This is a full bodied and well stuctured wine with plenty of cherry.blackcurrant and blueberry... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Interesting. I found a discription of Monica as being rhone like, sounds a bit like grenache. I bet you didn't find that at Total Wine. Read More

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  • Epoch Estate Wines White 2018


    47% Grenache Blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne -- Beautiful, straw color in the glass. Viognier is immediately recognizable on the nose--honeysuckle, apricot. Again, Viognier fruitiness is apparent on the tongue--peach, table grapes, and the almost-gewurztraminer spiciness. However, this wine is loaded with acid--from the other grapes, I wou... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Chocolate Block 2017


    The Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block presents well in the glass - quite opaque red. On the nose, there is a hint of white pepper, pomegranate, and lots of sweet cherry and (perhaps) raspberry. Entry is rewarding with a hint of pepper and a burst of cherry cola and dark chocolate. Finish is long and satisfying with some vanilla and residual ta... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Borsao Berola 2010


    Browny-red in color and there is a lovely murkyness of suspended particulate that is not taking anything away from the liquid. Huge smoky spice and vanilla oak immediately on the nostrils followed by tinge of cranberry, blackberry and chokecherry after aggressive swirling....perhaps some slight alcohol burn in the nose as well but it is smooth.... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Baron Gassier Cuvee Elegance Cotes de Provence Saint-Victoire 2018


    I bought this bottle of wine for £11 from a local supermarket.The Cotes de ... ... bottle consists of 58% grenache,27% syrah and 15% cinsault. I started it the other evening with my supper of smoked fish and salad.It is a very pale pink colour.It is not bone dry but slightly off dry as there is just a hint of sweetness.There is some cherry an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Fitou Vignerons de Cascastel 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine last year the last time I was in Calais and I seem ... consists of 50% carignan,35% grenache and 15% syrah.I started it last night with my supper of roast beef.It is a full bodied wine with plenty of blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and a hint of spice especially on the finish with fairly soft tannins.It was smo... 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.

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  • 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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