Posts Tagged Grenache

2010 d’Arenberg ‘Blewitt Springs’ Grenache, McLaren Vale

For well over a decade, bottlings of the old vine Grenache grown in Blewitt Springs have received well-deserved kudos in the wine press. This one is a translucent, dusty ruby color. Tightly wound, this concentrated red slowly unfurls to release... Read more

2006 d’Arenberg ‘The Derelict Vineyard’ Grenache, McLaren Vale

Translucent crimson in color, lightening at the edges. Now seven years post-harvest, the primary briary red berry is smoothing out, showing additional aromas and flavors of red cherry cough drop, other light red fruits, a note of licorice, uplifted... Read more

2011 Frisk ‘Prickly’ Grenache, Lodi

This off-dry rosé, made from 100% Grenache grapes, shows a vibrant salmon color with glints of light orange. Strong fruit aromas of buttered strawberry, red cherry and banana lead to a juicy explosion of fresh fruit salad in the mouth.... Read more

2005 Feudi della Medusa Cannonnau di Sardenia

Better known as Grenache, Cannonnau wouldn't probably be my first choice for a single-varietal wine from Sardinia. But in this case it works, making for an unusual wine destined for some legendary food-pairings. Smoke, garrigue and even a bit of... Read more

2009 Beckmen Grenache, Purisima Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Translucent ruby-purple color. A meaty wine, with candied red fruit aromas and flavors. There are lots of earthy, gripping tannins at the end. MSRP: $52 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Beckmen ‘Block Eight’ Grenache, Purisma Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Transparent ruby color. Briary red berry fruit aromas, turning brash and furry in the mouth. The wine picks up some black pepper notes toward the end. MSRP: $52 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Austin Hope Grenache, Paso Robles

Transparent ruby color. Light aromas and flavors of flowers, strawberry and briary raspberry, with a note of brown sugar. Some dusty tannins dry it out a bit at the back. MSRP: $42 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Beckmen Vineyards Estate Grenache, Santa Ynez Valley

Transparent neon ruby color. Waves of aromas promise much: black pepper, briary berry, earth, light mint, blueberry, sage and dill. The wine sweetens up and softens in the mouth, rounding off the sharper aromatics. Still young, its fine, silty... Read more

2011 Beckmen Vineyards Purisma Mountain Vineyard Grenache Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley

The color is a beautiful shade of neon pink/copper. Striking fruit aromas of fresh bananas, crisp apples and a hint of red fruits lead to deeper red berry and cherry flavors in the mouth. Nicely balanced and quite dry despite the abundance of fruit,... Read more

2006 Kilikanoon ‘The Duke’ Grenache, Clare Valley

2006 Kilikanoon ‘The Duke’ Grenache, Clare Valley This red was a nearly transparent ruby color, with some lightening at the rim. Moderate notes of eucalyptus frame red raspberry and strawberry fruits. Sleek and light in the mouth, despite 15%... Read more