Grenache Gris

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Orange 2020

Orange, excellent clarity. Pepper note in nose. Not much flavor initially, just a hint of sweetness, finish of tangerine peel and white pepper. Rounded mouthfeel with some mild skin astringency, no surprise for an orange or extended skin contact wine. After a couple of hours, I coaxed some peach flavor out of it; might need some air, more likely I overchilled it. Reasonably priced, decent value. 80/10/10 blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache and Orange Muscat. Beware of strange dirigibles in your vineyard while you are at it… (check the fine print on their label) — 9 days ago

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Excellent orange color. Cheers!🍊
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Not so alien contact, I suspect

Craven Wines

Stellenbosch Pinot Gris

Beautiful beautiful blood orange red shade in the glass.

Like the zing and citrus of a spritz of the oils from grapefruit skin, the herbal, earthen quality of being treed in on a sumptuous hike.

Super crisp, like the snap of biting into an apple, super clear, fruit forward and subtly woodsy. It’s opinionated in one way, and I love that. It takes a stand in its style.

— 5 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 4 others liked this

K Vintners

The Boy Powerline Vineyard Grenache 2016

Two years after the last time I had the Boy ‘16 and it has matured a suspicious amount in that two years (while in a wine cooler). Nice, now dominated by caramelized burnt cherry, licorice, underbrush… which sounds good but finished inconsistent and astringent. Disappointing as I was fully expecting improvement. — 23 days ago

Paul, vinokeeno and 12 others liked this


That's too bad. Cheers to your next one!🍷

Department 66

Others Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2016

Blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah & Mourvedre, deep Ruby with aromas black fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with notes of cacao, spice and earthy notes. Medium+ finish, fine tannins, great mouthfeel (15.2 ABV), ending with fruit and earthy spice, nice! — 3 days ago

Rob, Josh and 1 other liked this

Vinos Comando

Rozas 1er Cru Vino de Paraje Grenache 2018

Exceptionally light extraction, high toned and infused. Crushed raspberry and cranberry, highly floral almost geranium, dried orange, black tea, dried herbs, potpourri, crushed rock, white pepper, 4-EP. Nice to see some definition fruit return this vintage but definitely microbial and marked by it. — 16 days ago

Eric, Josh and 1 other liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Little James Basket Press Vin de Pays d'Oc Grenache 2021

So delightful!
These rating scales don’t do justice to wonderful wines like this one. If you are looking for a 90+ banger of a wine, then you’ll miss the joy you get from this kind of straightforward pure expression of south Rhone Grenache. It’s so flexible and friendly with so many foods.

If you’ve been drinking $10 wines, then step up to this one and enjoy its clean friendly flavor. If you’ve been snobbishly drinking $25+ wines, then you’re also missing the simple joys of a great table wine like this.
— 10 days ago

Ochota Barrels

The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache 2019

Crisp, cool, tart, stemmy and fresh.
Raspberries, cranberries, mineral funk, peppery and spicy garrigue and cold rocks (if that makes any sense…), as opposed to the hot terracotta tiles I often get in many other Grenaches.
This has a very cool-climate feel to it, rather delicate and refreshing. Like a Bojo from Oz. Lovely!
— 9 days ago

Tom, Jan and 8 others liked this

Sindicat La Figuera

Vi Sec Montsant Garnatxa Fina

crunchy, grippy, lively, red fruit forward grenache. really well done. very balanced and absolutely delicious. — 13 days ago

Severn, Pooneet and 1 other liked this

Jean-Philippe Padié

Fleur de Cailloux Grenache Blend 2020

Grenache blanc (50%), Macabeu (40%), Grenache gris (10%). — 20 days ago

Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Rosé Grenache 2020

I tend to be rather picky about rosé, but I always love those from the Tavel area. This one is consistently satisfying. Glorious salmon-pink color and fresh, juicy flavors of strawberry and watermelon. Great with our Niçoise salad! 60% Grenache, 13% Clairette, 13% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre, 1% Bourboulenc. 5/15/22. — 19 days ago