Grenache Blanc

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2007

First whiff almost medicinal which blew off. I decanted half and kept half in the bottle to compare. Tasted from the bottle first. Aromas of quince, peach,grapefruit and a touch of honey. On the palate - WOW - mouthfilling of profound intensity - honey and toffee notes with a refreshing twist of grapefruit to finish off. A full bodied rich white made up of 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Unctuous yet with vibrant energy and enough acid to stop it being blowsy. Great winemaking. Equally as enjoyable as a mature Grand Cru White Burgundy - My first Rayas Blanc and it was a stunning experience. One of the whites of the year! Then I tried the half that had been decanted and it had a little of that vibrant energy decanted out of it. To compare scores: 98 straight out of the bottle and 96 for the decanted version. — 12 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Absolutely agree. This was very much a Wow wine for me. Pity it was so expensive but it is Rayas I suppose.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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It used to be terribly cheaper😢
David T

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Beautiful producer.

Wind Gap Wines

Sceales Vineyard Old Vine Grenache 2015

Spiced cranberries and orange peel. Great for scratch. — 12 hours ago

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Sans Liege

Groundwork Paso Robles Grenache Blanc 2018

One of my favorite white varietals, great fruit & balance — 13 days ago

Château Paradis

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Grenache Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2018

2018v. Great blend of vermentino, sauv Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and clairette. Lemon peel, mild gooseberry, and tart yellow apples on the nose. Soft body in the mouth. Good shot of acid in the back of your throat on the finish. Very nice wine full of bright fruit flavors with a medium finish. Great plaette cleanser with food or on its own. 13.5% ABV. $20. — 12 days ago

Sine Qua Non

To The Rescue California Grenache

The 2005 ‘To The Rescue’ Grenache is a thrilling, highly novel new world dessert wine that is amongst the best of its kind that I have sampled. Aromatically, the wine immediately unveils copious red rose petals and menthol tones that combine with the intense red fruits and blood orange zest accents that all take their shape in the glass. Viscous and vibrant, with marvelous length, suggestions of red raspberry cordial, pipe tobacco and red cherry candy all thrive together on the mouth. The tension that runs through the core of the wine really impresses here. Fantastic now, this exemplary dessert wine will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 8 days ago

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Helioterra

Sparkling Applegate Valley Grenache Rosé 2018

This is a local, small batch Portland wine maker who decided to try her hand at sparkling with fantastic results. This Grenache sparkler is really dry with a hint of toast and solid Grenache fruit. Very drinkable. On special at the local Whole Foods for $17. If you can find it near you, get some. There isn’t much out on the market. — 16 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2016

Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.

Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.

It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.

2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.

24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good!
— 5 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

Pictures Grenache 2007

First SQN. Definitely not my usual style but lives up to the hype... — 5 days ago

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Shay A

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I’m completely entranced by SQN.

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Adelaida District Grenache Blanc 2018

Pear, lemon zest and honeysuckle aromas. Light body with silver hue, medium acidity and alcohol with full mouthfeel. The finish was quite short and disappeared in just a few seconds. — 2 days ago

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Yen Boubel

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@Ryan Vento i can’t change it to Grenache Blanc 🤦🏻‍♀️ this isn’t Tannat 😆

Relic Wines

Napa Valley Grenache 2013

Even keeled Grenache. Not a huge nose but well integrated tannins are a bonus to this lovely signal vineyard wine. Nice berries and earthy elements. — 15 days ago

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