18 April 2014

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Grenache

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…Cachette 2012, Cötes du Rhöne. 13.5% alc. 70% grenache, 10% each syrah, carignan and cinsault. Dark ruby color with a magenta tinge; ripe, meaty and fleshy; blackberries, blueberries, plums with a hint of wild berry; notes of leather, lavender and white pepper, loam and graphite; spicy black and blue fruit flavors, a vein of potpourri and bitter chocolate, hints of cedar and dried thyme; very dry, lively, spicy finish. Good job! Would make a respectable house wine for drinking into …

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Perrins talk about southern Rhone wines (most of which are based on Grenache) as natural partners for asian-inspired dishes.

Pairing 6: Wet-Aged Prime Rib Roast with 2011 Panoplie

It probably won't surprise any of you that an aged prime rib paired well with our new 2011 Panoplie . As prepared by Chef Jacob, the prime rib was deliciously rich and tender, made even more luscious by a pat of blue cheese butter layered on top and the mouthwatering truffle mashed potatoes …

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Alicante and Navarra, demonstrating an understanding of Monastrell and Garnacha to match his mastery of Tempranilo. The reason? Attention to detail through the entire process, reflected here by organic viticulture and a maturation regime which affords the Artazuri a generous 6 months in barrel.

The ensuing complexity is a delight to behold. The natural exuberance of the Garnacha grape is not lost, merely enhanced by a complexity which combines notes of spice, licorice, damson and …

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 1 month ago.
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Nothing out of the ordinary here. Solid vintage. James Young of Torbreck says ‘higher tannins in 2010, that's the distinction'. Two years in old oak, around 15 foudres for this cuvee. It's 60% grenache, 20% shiraz and 20% mataro. Fruit sources are from about 40 different sites from around the Barossa Valley; an endeavour for [...]

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2012 GRENACHE BLANC

Production Notes: 2012 was a banner year for Grenache Blanc, both in quantity and quality, with the year's strengths (generous fruit and good acidity) playing to the grape's natural strengths. For the varietal Grenache Blanc , we chose lots that were fermented stainless steel (for brightness) and foudre (for roundness), then blended and bottled in the summer of 2013.

Tasting notes: A classic Grenache Blanc nose of preserved lemon and wet …

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…usual, is made from three quarters Tempranillo with the balance shared evenly between Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. During the ageing process, racking has taken place twice every year. Patience has been rewarded by a marvellously supple, complex and subtle wine, its fruit descriptors wreathed in spice and experience, its acidity beautifully balanced and its oak adding further profundity to the ensemble.

Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer

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…56% carignane grapes, 28% mourvedre, 9% grenache, 6% syrah, 1% zinfandel. Dark ruby color, tinge of magenta; robust and rustic, heaping helpings of ripe blackberries, blueberries and plums with notes of pomegranate and mulberry and hints of lavender and pomander; graphite-brushed tannins make it moderately dense, while pert acidity keeps it lively. Cries out of cheeseburger sliders and barbecue ribs. Very Good+. About $ 18.

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By Gary Walsh of The Wine Front 2 days ago.
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Only 120 cases made, and it includes a little Grenache and Mataro.

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By Paul Howard of Organic Wine Journal 3 months ago.
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…with 8% petit verdot, 6% syrah and 3% grenache, these latter three grapes being used in much smaller quantities than previously.

Rather than simply write a review of Caiarossa 2009, I really wanted to drink it paired with food, as perhaps most wines should be, and as Italian red wines really demand. But what food to pair it with? It would be easy to call in the usual suspects but I had decided to set myself a few criteria.

Firstly, I am a believer in the adage that a complex wine …

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 4 days ago.
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11 Mathis Grenache ( Sonoma Valley) : Muscle and herbs, brightness and heft, brains and brawn, sweet and sour, supple and spicy. $ 32 B+ >> find this wine <<

10 Mathis Grenache ( Sonoma Valley) : For all its brooding savoriness, it's still talking fresh, sweet, tart and textual when cornered. $ 30 B+ >> find this wine <<

13 Bodega Garzon Sauvignon Blanc ( Uruguay) : Pungent, tropical fruits that are seeking greener pastures, …

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