Penya

Rouge Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend

8.6139 ratings
8.313 pro ratings
Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah
Top Notes For
Lori Mike

Pours sangria in color. ON THE NOSE: licorice, menthol and smoke. ON THE PALATE: plum and not much else. Did open up a bit after a few hours but not much here at all a slight reductive taste on palate and a very short finish even a hint of sweetness

Pours sangria in color. ON THE NOSE: licorice, menthol and smoke. ON THE PALATE: plum and not much else. Did open up a bit after a few hours but not much here at all a slight reductive taste on palate and a very short finish even a hint of sweetness

Mar 18th, 2017
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Brawny quaffer. Great for grilled meats and hearty cheeses.

Brawny quaffer. Great for grilled meats and hearty cheeses.

Jul 18th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

6.1

Reductive and Brett---too long in the screw cap.

Reductive and Brett---too long in the screw cap.

Sep 25th, 2015
Tracy Hall

2013. Wish this was under cork rather than screw cap. Reductive stink makes me wonder what it could have been. It opens nice. This was much better the second day.

2013. Wish this was under cork rather than screw cap. Reductive stink makes me wonder what it could have been. It opens nice. This was much better the second day.

Jun 10th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Green and peppery. Non offensive.

Green and peppery. Non offensive.

Feb 20th, 2015
Michael Kotrady

Meh. At least the label is pretty.

Meh. At least the label is pretty.

Feb 10th, 2015
Obada Kteifan

A lighter red with compelling licorice/smoke/spice on the nose. On the palate is mostly plum and ripe cherry, maybe raspberry, but falls flat. Deep ruby color and quite bright; a good value, but doesn't bring me back to the glass.

A lighter red with compelling licorice/smoke/spice on the nose. On the palate is mostly plum and ripe cherry, maybe raspberry, but falls flat. Deep ruby color and quite bright; a good value, but doesn't bring me back to the glass.

Dec 24th, 2017
Eric Godin

A lovely medium ruby
Ripe strawberry and deep raspberry, lip gloss, whiff of smoke.
Tasting brings bright cherry strawberry and an astringentish Brett note I didn't find on the nose I'm going to score this wine higher solely because of how tasteful and subtle the Brett is here.
Part 2 of dragging Alex into wine.
-light reds without much tannin-

A lovely medium ruby
Ripe strawberry and deep raspberry, lip gloss, whiff of smoke.
Tasting brings bright cherry strawberry and an astringentish Brett note I didn't find on the nose I'm going to score this wine higher solely because of how tasteful and subtle the Brett is here.
Part 2 of dragging Alex into wine.
-light reds without much tannin-

Dec 2nd, 2017
Lindsay Breedlove

Spicy nose, fruity taste with mid tannins and saltiness. Very easy to drink, but not complex.

Spicy nose, fruity taste with mid tannins and saltiness. Very easy to drink, but not complex.

Oct 18th, 2017
Sergei Iakimenko

Tart and moderately astringent. Refreshing

Tart and moderately astringent. Refreshing

Sep 30th, 2017