Grenache Blend

Aonair Wines

Duarte Vineyard Grenache Blend 2015

I kept my hands off this vintage as long as I could, but I got curious and just had to try it. I love all of Aonair’s wines. I’ve had plenty of the ‘14, but I think this surpasses it. At pop and pour, I was shocked at how dark and purple this was and then shocked again when the main note I got on the nose was candied bacon and fresh squeezed blackberries. Based on color and smell, I would have blind guessed Syrah. The Grenache came through on this when it hit the palate. Front and midpalate were very crisp and elegant. Lots of berry flavors alongside smoked cedar and savory spices. The finish warrants decanting this for at least an hour...still pretty tight, but is killer after some air. Peppercorn, soy sauce, rhubarb. Great Grenache! @Martin G Rivard , if you’ve opened the one I sent you, I hope you gave it some air and more importantly, I hope you enjoyed it! — 4 days ago

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Greg Ballington

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Latest shipment for you?
Shay Aldriedge

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@Greg Ballington : I received some of this in April and in Oct. This was my first time tasting the ‘15.
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

I still have it in my cooler and will be opening it up shortly!!! Can't wait!!!

Mas Amiel

MA Vertigo Carignan Blend 2016

Vertigo red blend (Carignan, grenache, Syrah). 2016 - côtes du roussillon. Nose of cherry, garrigue, olive, red and black berries. Very intense and fruity. The palate is likewise, with lots of yummy red fruits and some acidity. Not so long a finish but who cares? Apéro wine at its best — 2 days ago

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La Conreria d'Scala Dei

La Conreria Priorat Garnacha Blend 2012

Dec 5, 2017. Tucson. Medium bodied red with interesting fruit and smoke. Not the best Priorat I've had but enjoyable. Nice with chocolate. 😁 — 3 days ago

Turley

Pesenti Vineyard Grenache

This 16% 2004 zin is hard to evaluate. Very fruity like a Washington state blend. No zin spice. Fell apart after an hour. Alcohol was well balanced. — 11 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2001

Boom. Oxidative off the cork but blew off quick! Meaty phase and then straight to beautiful smoke, earth and elegant fruit. Tons of life left! — 8 days ago

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Domaine du Possible

C'est pas la mer à boire Côtes du Roussillon Grenache Blend 2015

Fruit driven with seducing upper palate acidity and gulpy mouth watering tension. Natural and pure. Holds oxidation for around one hour - be aware. — 14 days ago

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Clos Figueras

Serras del priorat Priorat 2015

Very good for a young Priorat! Blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Syrah. Aromas and flavors of red fruits, mineral and subtle floral notes. Hint of vanilla. Fresh wine with a long finish. A bit of a lavender on the aftertaste. Good potential after more bottle age. — 10 days ago

Heredad Mestral

Priorat Grenache Blend 2012

My last Wednesday Wine Committee to attend this year. Quite the lesson in Spanish wines! As always, all wines are tasted blind.

The color on this was inky. Mainly purple and black. I kept wanting to go west coast zin or Malbec, but it only met some of those characteristics. Small spice. The finish wasn’t jammy in any way.
— 5 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Generally I like priorat wines. I toured vineyards there a few years ago
Shay Aldriedge

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@Hugh O'Riordan : Would love to do the same one day! This is a wine I could see being very good in about 5 years after it has mellowed out a bit.

Miguel Torres S.A.

Salmos Priorat Grenache Blend 2014

Needs a bit more time in the bottle. Favorite so far tonight. Edit - This is going to be tremendous! — 9 days ago

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Joe Lucca

Joe Lucca

Yesssss. These monsters need time!
David L

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@Joe Lucca It was a monster.

Grandes Vinos y Viñedos

Reserva Monasterio de las Viñas Cariñena Red Blend 2008

Very good. Older is better (2008 vs 2012). Spices, darl red fruits, floral and mineral nose. Light tanins, light acidity, bold red fruits. very good for the prixe — a day ago