Grenache Blend

Noon Winery

Eclipse Grenache Blend 2008

A big ripe Shiraz blend from Drew Noon MW. Notes of prune and oaky scents but the latter just enough to match the ripe fruit. Also McBarens Plum Cake Pipe tobacco. Rich and intense on the palate covering the 15.5% ABV. A winter wine which you can’t help but love - brilliant with slow cooked lamb shanks. 38% Grenache 50% Shiraz 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Graciano. — 8 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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It was a warmer year in the Barossa but also in McLaren Vale where Noon is situated 😀
Severn Goodwin

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Thank you sir.
David T

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It was a real treat to walk the property with Drew. His wife Reagan is also a pretty good artist. Her paintings decorate their tasting room nicely.

Clos Canarelli

Corse Figari Rosé Blend 2017

Fathers Day in style. One of my very favorite wines from anywhere. Clos Canarelli Corse Figare Rose. It’s simply exuberant, but has a fresh, thirst quenching character to it as well. It takes a special bottle to pair with this album which I received as a Father’s Day present. The one and only recording from Michael O’Shea who played a self made 17 strong dulcimer of sorts and was encouraged by members of The The and Wire to record this in the early 80’s. Both have a soulful mystery to them which make for a wonderfully introspective time on an introspective day. I love that my family humors these little obsessions and shares them with me. — 8 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Very nice
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Fine description, wonderful taste

Château d'Aqueria

Tavel Grenache Rosé Blend 2018

Flowery and sweet rose on the nose, flowing down the stream. Raspberry, some cassis, maybe a bit grassy? Not too complicated. Maybe a bit rough around the edges. But take a Tavel for what it’s worth. — 10 days ago

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Famille Lafage

Miraflors Côtes du Roussillon Rosé Blend 2017

A lovely French rosé with summery notes of strawberry, watermelon, grapefruit, slate - all in a gorgeous light pink colour, medium bodied, perfectly dry, highly quaffable. Delish. — 2 days ago

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Brotte

Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages Grenache Blend 2016

John Howard
9.1

Apparently a cru of the Cotes du Rhone now. Killer black cherry, raspberry fruit with major spice box and stem inclusion. Medicinal in the best way. Complex and delicious. Love. — 13 days ago

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Keplinger

Red Slope Grenache 2009

Interesting wine. I spent the first 45 minutes wondering if this one had some kind of taint going on. And after four hours or so, probably found that it is a little bit of volatile acidity. However, after an hour it started settling down.
Didn't affect the palate. At an hour and a half, it started to show some wildflowers, black fruit, some herbs, some baking spice, but really quite subtle with a finish that was a little more acidic and out of balance vs. the fruit on the front and middle. White pepper finish. This is still a nice wine and IMO deserving of a 90. But I think the best years of this wine were about 1-2 years ago and probably should have popped the cork on this one then.
— 10 days ago

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No rating. Quite a bit of VA/EA on the nose. The palate seemed different but it’s hard to know if it was as it should be or if it was simply not flawed like the aromatics were.
Mark Flesher

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I had this probably 3x over the last five years or so. Sort of forgot about this bottle. Although the nose was very different on this one, I believe the palate was mostly similar after an hour or two.
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@Mark Flesher : The palate was definitely more along the lines of what to expect...Grenache black pepper spice, ripe and spicy red fruits, but also a very mellow profile. Would love to try a younger vintage of this!

Domaine Pouillon

Katydid Grenache Blend 2013

Still think this wine is a great value for the price. Drink this vintage now, tasting really well. Grenache really does come through on the front. Very nice. — 6 days ago

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Domaine de la Coume du Roy

Maury Grenache Blend 1948

For my Dad’s 70th birthday. I tried to remain objective, but tough. Beautiful wine, port like and a special occasion. Nutty and nice. — 11 days ago

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For my Dad’s 70th birthday. I tried to remain objective, but tough. Beautiful wine, port like and a special occasion. Nutty and nice.
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For my Dad’s 70th birthday. So interesting. Expected more port-like qualities. They were there for sure, but more wine-like than I would have thought. Nutty and delicious. Just too cool 70+ years later.

Alvaro Palacios

Les Terrasses Priorat Grenache Blend 2016

Rich and plush with an elegant touch that is Palacios doing Priorat for y’all! Ripe, near compot-like fruit profile with wet stones and a well tucked in and integrated oak profile luring in the back. A long interplay between the soft and velvety tannins and the fresh acidity is pulsing through a solid and stimulating finish. — 11 days ago

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2017

A solid rosé, enjoyable each vintage. — 11 days ago

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I love most of the stuff that Graham does.
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“Kampai!” = “Cheers” in Japanese. Technically the characters mean dry cup... so drink up I guess!
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Nice! Thank you.