Grenache Noir

Waterford Estate

Stellenbosch Grenache Noir 2017

David T
9.1

The 2017 Grenache is made 30% in concrete egg and 70% in used oak.

The nose reveals; spicy, red & blue fruits. Beautiful, ripe fruit with very pronounced beautiful florals. Leaner blackberries, sour dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, dark, rich soils, dry crushed granite soils, vanillin notes with bright, strong red and blue florals.

The body is lean for Grenache. It’s starts with bright red & blue fruits and slides into dark, medium intensity spices. Lean and almost burgundy in style. Blackberries, sour dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, dark, rich soils, dry crushed granite soils, vanillin notes with bright, strong red and blue florals. The acidity is magnificent. The finish is very well balanced, ripe and polished.

Photos of; the entrance to Waterford, fireplace in their tasting room, stainless steel tanks hanging from the ceiling with walkways (saves some money of not building a complete floor while maintaining gravity flow) and their numerous olive trees.
— 20 days ago

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Force Majeure

Parvata Grenache Blend 2015

The 2015 ‘Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 16 days ago

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Herman Story

After Hours Rosé of Grenache 2017

2017 Vintage. Just as good as the magnum previously posted. — 2 days ago

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Kerloo Cellars

Majestic Columbia Valley Grenache 2017

I have a soft spot for Washington State Grenache. This has got great raspberry fruit and smoky minerality. It’s a bit leaner and more savory in the mouth than the nose suggest, but that’s a feature, not a bug. A little pepper on the finish, but that may be because it’s a little warmer outside today than I expected for this cookout — 3 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
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Yangarra Estate

McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2013

Fragrant in kirsch, spice, and minerality. Zesty and youthful, a little pinched at first but opening up. Great acids and some tannin gives nice structure. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Ludovic Engelvin

Espontaneo Vin de Pays du Gard Blanc de Noir Grenache 2018

Robe jaune claire
Roussanne et grenache noir
Nez mûr épicé mais frais
Bouche fraîche et grasse sur le fruit
Un blanc de noir surprenant de fraîcheur
— 21 days ago

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Domaine Gramenon

La Sagesse Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2013

Rubis fonce à pourpre
Nez sanguin olive noire frais
Bouche pleine profonde avec encore une certaine durete que manie domptera. Fiable dense et plus suave sans être chaude
Aucune déviance un beau vin du sud nature et sans alcool
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— 17 days ago

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Massaya

Cap Est Beqaa Valley Red Blend 2015

A berry bomb for a nose. Bright red raspberries and cherries dominated the pallet. High acidity and strong tannins on this young Lebanese wine. Reminded me of a young Barolo. Needs time but very pleasant. Drink with fat rich food. That creates a nice pallet experience — 11 days ago

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Rasa Vineyards

Primus Inter Pares 2015

This stunning Grenache was sourced from Monette's Vineyard in the Walla Walla Rocks region. Prior to bottling the wine was left on the lees for 18 months in neutral French oak barriques. This wine begins with aromatics of rose petals, white flowers, Mandarin orange rind and potpourri. This leads to flavors of red cherry, strawberry, orange zest and strawberry jam. This is pretty, downright sexy wine and absolutely irresistible at this juncture. While less acid-driven than the ’14 bottling, this outstanding wine is just as good and even more impossible to put down as the gorgeous aromatic and flavor range shines through. Only 103 cases made of this absolutely stunning Grenache, which is one of the best of its kind in Washington state. Drink 2019-2029- 95 — 12 days ago

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K Vintners

The Boy Grenache 2016

Wow hot damn this is a great grenache. Favorite wine from k so far — 2 days ago

Shay, Bill and 20 others liked this