Grenache Blanc

Swick Wines

Columbia Valley Grenache Blanc 2017

Tasting pour at Friday pre-RawWine event. Some stank on the nose that was hard to get past, but otherwise interesting and some honey and minerality on the palate. Didn’t get to spend enough time to see if the nose might clean up with time in the glass. — 7 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

The Line Grenache 2008

Shay A
9.7

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

SQN. En mag. 😳 What an absolute monster of a bottle! It is both floral and spicy on the nose, revealing toasted potpourri and baked blackberry & rhubarb pie. Powerful on the palate with underripe blackberries, peppered plum, and black cherry liqueur. Tremendous in every way. What a way to seal your hosting,
@Shawn R !
— 5 days ago

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@Shawn R badass in a glass
9.6
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Mags are not just for your bedside drawer.

Michel Gassier

Nostre Pais Blanc Costières-de-Nîmes White Rhone Blend

I have to wait for a chill in the air for the weight of this wine. I love this wine btw... — a day ago

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Had this before,
Which vintage?
Jennifer

Jennifer

This is 2013. It was yummy. Good year in my opinion.

Bosman Family Vineyards

Fides Orange White Wellington Grenache Blanc

Baked pear, canned apricot, ginger candy, baking powder, musk, and red cherries. Zippy acidity. — 5 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

Turn the Whole Thing Upside Down Grenache 2009

Shay A
9.6

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

This was my contribution. I had this same wine about two weeks ago and thought this bottle was a hair better...main difference was serving temp (this was served just above cellar temp). I always prefer Syrah over Grenache, and that’s no different with SQN wines, but Manfred’s take on Grenache is spell binding to me. Pepperd strip, teriyaki, and spicy red fruit on the nose. Incredibly aromatic (as expected). 9yrs of age have taken this from brooding to densely, but elegant packed on the palate. Black pepper covered rhubarb pie and black cherry notes dominate the mid palate with a muddled cherry finish.
— 5 days ago

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@Shay A - this baby was on the mark - spices were incredible on the nose and taste on the palette was intoxicating
9.5
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I preferred this over the six shooter on Saturday but Sunday reports from a jacuzzi submerged @Shawn R say that the shooter was ascending above and beyond

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Rock Cuvée Cooper Grenache 2012

Shay A
9.4

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

I’m so glad Carl brought this, as it was a nice break from the big cabs and SQNs. Great aromatics of baked plum and rhubarb tart. Lean and balanced on the palate. Spiced red fruit and black pepper on the finish. Excellent Grenache. Thank you,
@Carl Fischer !
— 5 days ago

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Agree with Shay @Carl Fischer - delicious
9.6

Figge Family Vineyards

Santa Ynez Valley Grenache 2016

Spiced cranberry cider! This smells and tastes like the holidays! Makes me want to bundle up in flannel layers, break out my mittens and pull on wool trail socks. I can already hear the leaves crunching and feel the crisp breeze in the air. Bright, light and uplifting. This is thanksgiving wine. I’m seeing a theme here..
Cloudy unfiltered appearance adds to the overall intrigue of this wine.
— 7 days ago

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Vila Viniteca

Reina de los Deseos Grenache 2015

Another great recommendation from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca @ €64 - never had a Grenache from Madrid before but it’s rather tasty 😉 a few more years should make this sing but good already 👍

📍 Bodega Comando G - Reina De Los Deseos Crianza 2015

🏵 92 points

🍇 100% Grenache

🍷 Clear cherry ruby

👃 Fresh slight sweet red cherry w/ red berry, strawberry, raspberry, a hint of smoke & oak, touch of herbs, vanilla & subtle spiced blackberry

👄 Med body of soft smooth red cherry w/ undertones of watery blackberry & red berry fruits in med acidity w/ fine dry tannins

🎯 Med+ touch dry creamy red cherry/berry blast w/ a blackberry tickle & green stalky poke
— 5 days ago

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Fulldraw Vineyard

Hard Point Paso Robles Grenache

Interesting comparison between the Fulldraw and Tynan wine. Both were opened about 2hrs. The flavor profile is somewhat similar between the two, showing chocolate and dark blue fruit for the Tynan and red fruit for the Fulldraw. Great spice and pepper with each. The main difference is with the tannins and finish. The tannins on the Tynan are fairly noticeable (in addition to some heat) while the Hard Point’s are already integrated. The finish on the Hard Point is incredibly long and luxurious. @Connor McMahon exceptional wine — 7 days ago

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Yeah this is a good one,

Birichino

Old Vines Besson Vineyard Grenache

Holy hey wish I’d had this when I was writing my piece on Grenache BUT consider this a late entry. The fam puts Grenache through a more intricate than usual procedure including a drying in the dark ritual for some stems. And that hand picked attention really adds some magic. This one has the ability to stand tall and solid and remain ethereal in soul. As good Grenache should be. It contains multitudes. And (their words not mine but it’s accurate) ninja tannins. They slice you in a way you aren’t even aware of. — 8 days ago

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Try Fulldraw, & what is that pic I’m looking at🤷‍♂️
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum i actually just ordered some fulldraw rosé! And you are seeing a wine bottle plus some hair behind it? Just me hiding behind the bottle