Grenache Blend

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2005

Whatever you want to call me , Rayas fanboy, groupie, fanatic, I am guilty as charged.
After a night of drinking some very special burgundy and champagne , I pulled this out as the evenings festivities were coming to an end. No decant just a pop and pour . Like a great racehorse it overcame many challenges and handicaps before it emerged victorious . Meteorites of cherry, raspberry and mint assault your nose. In the mouth, pure red fruit is joined by pepper and earth where it all combines to stage a “sit in “ that does not end. A gift from Bacchus
— 19 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

And now Syrah is grown in Germany (not a joke) and soon Grenache in Norway (a joke).
Gregory Fulchiero

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It’s good to mount a unicorn 🦄 every now and then - cheers to you
Byron Hewett

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Ira, I am with you. I love Rayas and am fortunate to have a few. The prices, though, are nuts!

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. — 9 days ago

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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) — 2 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Excellent orange color. Cheers!🍊
David Shaw

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Not so alien contact, I suspect

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!
— 2 days ago

Tom, Jan and 8 others liked this

Domaine du Clos des Fées (Hervé Bizeul)

Le Clos des Fées Grenache Blend 2014

No notes - needs a bit more time or air (opened for 3 hours prior to pouring) - a great wild nose with wild blackberry notes and oaky notes, great acid drive, long finish with fruity and oaky notes — 20 days ago

Dan, Peter and 8 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. — 16 days ago

Paul, vinokeeno and 12 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

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

Romain Duvernay

Costieres De Nimes Grenache Blend

2020 Vintage - 85%- Grenache 10% -Syrah and 5%- Mourvèdre - dark color purple rim, aromas Black Cherry , Black licorice, leafy -seems like whole cluster ,soft tannins fun , but rather simple — 19 days ago

Aravind, Trixie and 3 others liked this

Brotte

Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages Grenache Blend 2018

A nice Cotes du Rhone to go with the steak frites and moules frites. — 11 days ago

Spencer, Debra and 1 other liked this

Matthiasson

California Rosé Blend 2021

Is there a better rosé out there? Seriously, let me know if you have a suggestion because this stuff is flames and hits at just 11.5 ABV which is arguably the most important quality in a pink wine. — a day ago

David, Ron and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Expressive, enticing, aetheric.
Dusty cherries, tobacco leaf, leather, (very) dark chocolate, wood finish, a hint of cigar box. So fresh, so uplifting, so youthful!
On the palate amazing purity, zingy cherry acidity, a hint of orange peel, present, juicy yet very, very fine tannins. After a few hours this shows a darker, richer side. Really nice flow and great energy!
Brilliant, just brilliant. And amazing vale, for this quality!
— 12 days ago

Daniel, Juan and 13 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Fantastic wine 👍