Penya

Rouge Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend

8.6154 ratings
8.416 pro ratings
Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Ridiculously cheap and good cook-out wine. Nose just oozes crushed blackberry and raspberry fruit. Clean and fruity, with a tad of stony minerality in the mouth. Nicer with a light chill.

Ridiculously cheap and good cook-out wine. Nose just oozes crushed blackberry and raspberry fruit. Clean and fruity, with a tad of stony minerality in the mouth. Nicer with a light chill.

Jun 17th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

For $12 this is quite a wine. It lacks structure on the palate, but the flavors are purely Mediterranean - chaparral, anise, leather, tobacco, smoke, dust, rosemary and cassis. Resinous, savory, and a steal. 52% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 12% Syrah.

For $12 this is quite a wine. It lacks structure on the palate, but the flavors are purely Mediterranean - chaparral, anise, leather, tobacco, smoke, dust, rosemary and cassis. Resinous, savory, and a steal. 52% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 12% Syrah.

Mar 30th, 2018
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.9

Interesting GSM

Interesting GSM

Feb 7th, 2018
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