Grenache

Grenache (pronounced gren-aash) (Spanish: Garnacha, IPA: [ɡarˈnatʃa]; Catalan: Garnatxa, IPA: [ɡərˈnatʃə] or [ɡaɾˈnatʃa]) is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world.[1] It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, the south of France, and California's San Joaquin Valley. It is generally spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content, but it needs careful control of yields for best results. It tends to lack acid, tannin and color, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsaut. Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. In Australia it is typically blended in "GSM" blends with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Grenache is also used to make rosé wines in France and Spain, notably those of the Tavel district in the Côtes du Rhône. And the high sugar levels of Grenache have led to extensive use in fortified wines, including the red vins doux naturels of Roussillon such as Banyuls, and as the basis of most Australian fortified wine.[2]


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Groundwork 2014 Grenache, Santa Barbara

Groundwork 2014 Grenache, Santa Barbara

Groundwork 2014 Grenache, Santa Barbara    Retail 25.99 – GGWC 23.99       Sourced from three great sources, this very focused and expressive Grenache offers up a dose of Northern Rhone meet Central Coast! The wine’s aromas showcase raspberry cordial, rose petals and a touch of clove. This well-rounded palate displays classic, cool climate flavors of blueberry, licorice, a touch of fresh-tilled earth, and...
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Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

The Story : A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set out to plant what has...
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Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

  Galloni 93 Points : “A powerful, explosive wine, Helen Keplinger's 2014 Lithic boasts notable power, yet all of that intensity has been achieved while maintaining a considerable amount of energy and delineation.”     Helen Keplinger notes : “The 2014 Lithic is a blend of 32% Grenache, 36% Mourvedre, and 32% Syrah – all coming from Ann Kraemer’s incredible Shake Ridge Vineyard, which is...
$69.99


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Keplinger 2015 "Caldera" Proprietary Red, Goldbud Vineyard

Keplinger 2015 "Caldera" Proprietary Red, Goldbud Vineyard

FREE SHIPPING on 6 ~ Use code KEP @ checkout ~ Mix & match OK with other Keplinger wines This wine hails from the gorgeous Aiken soils of Goldbud Vineyard in El Dorado County at an elevation of 2900’. The beautiful, fine red volcanic soil is strewn with lava pebbles, giving this wine a true sense of place. The head-trained vines are now 19 years old, allowing the vineyard to be dry-farmed, and giving the wine more intensity and terroir...
$71.99


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La Sirena 2014 Grenache, Napa Valley

La Sirena 2014 Grenache, Napa Valley

FREE SHIPPING on 6 - Use code LAS14GREN upon checkout Heidi Barrett says : “This 2014 Grenache from La Sirena has a lovely garnet color with wonderfully open aromatics of ripe red plums, currants, and cedar. Juicy red fruit character reminiscent of bright cherry and cranberry shine in a soft, silky wine with a medium body and nice texture. Tannins are light yet it maintains a lengthy finish with just a touch of spice from French oak. The...
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Paul Lato 2013 Grenache "Ora de Labora" Bien Nacido, Santa Barbara MAGNUM

Paul Lato 2013 Grenache "Ora de Labora" Bien Nacido, Santa Barbara MAGNUM

Paul Lato 2013 Grenache "Ora de Labora" Bien Nacido, Santa Barbara -  MAGNUM Robert Parker 95 Points : "A bigger, richer and more concentrated effort than the Larner Grenache, the 2013 Grenache Bien Nacido Vineyard offers lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit to go with underlying notes of wet gravel, shrimp broth, peppery herbs, licorice and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant and multi-dimensional on...
$199.99


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Paul Lato 2014 Grenache "Ora Labore" Bien Nacido, MAGNUM

Paul Lato 2014 Grenache "Ora Labore" Bien Nacido, MAGNUM

Paul Lato 2014 Grenache "Ora Labore" Bien Nacido, MAGNUM Robert Parker 91 Points : "A dead ringer for a Pinot Noir from the Cote de Nuits, the 2014 Grenache Bien Nacido Vineyard sports a translucent ruby color to go with lots of black cherry, crushed rock, mint, spice and forest floor aromas and flavors, with a saline-like minerality coming out with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, elegant, seamless and silky, with ultra-fine...
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Paul Lato 2015 Grenache "Lumiere" Larner Vineyard - 95 Points

Paul Lato 2015 Grenache "Lumiere" Larner Vineyard - 95 Points

Paul Lato’s notes : “This is one of the most historic vineyards in Santa Maria Valley tracing its grape-growing history back to the days of the Spanish land grants. Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell and his dedicated crew continue to take this vineyard to even greater heights. Many of this region’s most acclaimed winemakers have enjoyed great success working with this internationally renowned site.”   Jeb Dunnuck...
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Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara

Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara

Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara Retail 32.00 - GGWC 29.99  FREE SHIPPING on 12 - Use code OFFERING14 upon check out   The Story : Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone blends at a very respectable price level for years. Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and the rest is history. Today Sans Liege has a...
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Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 The Banshee GSM Paso Robles   Winery Notes: 100% TORRIN VINEYARD. 48% Syrah / 32% Grenache / 20% Mourvedre   The 2013 Banshee is a fantastic example of a wine that manages to successfully walk the line between power and grace.  The texture and length of this wine are incredible and how the savory and earthy backbone complexes the rich dark blue and black fruits is a thing of beauty.  While the majority of the...
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