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Grenache (27)
John  S.
John S.
2007 - Bodegas Ateca Atteca
Great Spanish Value
Jan 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I was very impressed by this wine. If you like Big, Bold, Spanish grenache this wine is an unbelieveable value.  A deep, dark purple wine, with a magenta rim.  Loads of dark black fruits, blackberry, raspberry, casis, and strawberry. A good dose of toasty oak and smooth tanins make this an easy wine to drink.
Gary T.
Gary T.
2006 - Bodegas Ateca Atteca
classy bottle from Spain
Sep 30, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Woody L.
Woody L.
2006 - Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos
tasty splash of Spain
Jul 29, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Great red, tastes perfect slightly chilled. Nice flavor, not overpowering, good linger. Goes well with most foods!
James W.
James W.
2002 - Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos
Need food, Good Value
Jun 03, 2008
1 star 1 star
Much better than other vintages that I've had but still not that great - it's mostly cherry taste with a bit of spice. It won't change your life, but it's a nice value. Drink now and with food.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2005 - Mcprice Meyers Wine Co Grenache
EXCELLENT!
May 29, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine blew me away.  At $30 a bottle - buy every bottle you can get your hands on.  I only bought 2 and it was sold out by the time I went for seconds.  The blueberry fruit explodes into your mouth and is so obvious, its like drinking blueberry juice!  The wine is medium to full bodied, and delivers an excllent length after swallowing.  This wine is meant for immediate consumption but should last 6+ years easily.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2002 - Cimicky, Charles Gnarled Vine Grenache
Delicious Grenache
May 29, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This was an unexpected flavor buster for me.  I figured it would be fruit forward, but this wine explodes in your mouth with jobs of blueberries and dark rich black berries.  Enjoy with a big juicy steak.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2006 - R Winery The Bitch Grenache
Bitching!
May 28, 2008
1 star 1 star
While this is a fun wine to give as a gift (Funny or Mean), the wine itself is pretty solid for the price.  It's a very basic grenache with pretty high alcohol and lots of fake dark fruit - think blueberry and plums but more like candies in the shapes of plums and blueberrys. 
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2003 - Lake Breeze Grenache
Overpriced
May 23, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine is a fine example of Australian styled Grenache with a little extra earth and meat.  However, its not anything special and would only be worth recommending if it was a value.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2004 - Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos
Disappointed
May 23, 2008
1 star 1 star
I thought that based on Parkers 91 points, that this wine would be a steal, but it fell way short of my expectations.  Plum and sweet cherries are the high points, but the oak and alcohol ruin this wine for me.  Still delivers for the price point.
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.
2004 - Borja, Agricola de Borsao 3 Picos
May 16, 2008
1 star 1 star
Drank this blind at a tasting. The theme was high scoring wines under $20. We did this to see if any of the scores really meant something. Overall an OK wine, still I liked the 02 or 03, better.
James W.
James W.
2004 - Artazu Santa Cruz de Artazuri
Vanilla Lovers will enjoy
May 13, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is a spanish fruit bomb wrapped in silky smooth vanilla oak.  It delivers for the money and offers a good look into spanish wines for those who have never tried them.  This wine steps above other Spanish wines and brings a little extra flavor to enjoy right now!
James W.
James W.
2000 - Lake Breeze Grenache
Solid wine
May 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This grenache delivered the high alcohol that you would expect from Australia, but it also offered up some wonderful blueberry flavors with nice dark wood polishing off the finish. 
James W.
James W.
2004 - Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos
Pass
May 12, 2008
1 star
Alcohol and light smoky fruit that can barely make an appearance thanks to the alcohol.  This wine isn't worth the under $10 price tag it demands.  Skip this wine.
John N.
John N.
1993 - Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin
Eat some meat
May 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Still a decent bottle. The flavors are not that pronounced, but are still there and enjoyable. Pretty straightforward CDP. If you have any left, drink them soon. Not much time left for this one.

Stop the presses.

When you have this wine with food (even something as simple as a pot roast), it changes dramatically. I know that many wines are meant to be consumed with food. Well this wine is certainly one of them. 88 changed easily to 90. I will not open another bottle of this without some meat present -- for some reason, I don't think a salad would cut it.
Peter M.
Peter M.
2005 - Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos
Tres Picos steps up its game
May 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
An improvement over the 2004, which I found a little harsh and hot. Not this one. Dirty ruby red in color, well balanced and medium bodied. Taste was tart and tangy like a granache should be. Robust and powerful due to the energy of the granache grape. Feel this on the back of tongue and in the throat. Aftertaste reminds me of bittersweet chocolate. Very reactive in the mouth. Finish 10-20 seconds. Bouquet of winery barrel room, which is somewhat yeasty and heady. Legs ran fast, fat, and in several waves. Light and fine residue in glass. This is well made and I definitely like it, but I feel this would be hard to drink a lot of. Think this willl go well with strong flavored foods and sauces.
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.
2004 - Rocas de San Alejandro, Las Garnacha
cheapie
May 07, 2008
1 star
Nice Qpr ($7). Berries and cherries on the nose. Spicy, but a tad high on the heat factor. Nicely paired w/Meatloaf.  I had older vinteages and they were much better.
Peter M.
Peter M.
2004 - Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos (Garnacha)
Decent granache
May 07, 2008
1 star 1 star
Thin ruby Red color, floral bouquet, light to medium bodies, simple in structure. Metallic taste of granache. A little hot out of the bottle but has calmed donw on second day (decanted). Leg and running pretty slow. I smelled some sort of flowers in a glass that sat overnight. Really makes my mouth pucker and shrink. Finish fades in about 10 seconds. A decent Grenache at the price.
Joe M.
Joe M.
2004 - Alto Moncayo, Bodegas Alto Moncayo
This is not your grandmother's grenache!
Apr 28, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Alto Moncayo, 2004 Grenacha. 100% Grenache. Hard to believe this Spanish Grencahe monster has a big brother (The $100ish Aquilon) because this is perhaps the biggest Grenache I've tasted. Topping out at a whopping Port-level 16% alcohol, this big brooding grenache would do fine with 4 or even 6 hours in the decanter. Those who wait it out will be rewarded with a concentrated but superbly balanced wine. After opening up a bit the nose gives up some amazing aromas of sun-baked red fruits, crushed raspberries, and a hint of allspice, and even a bit of fennel. In the mouth, the flavors roll to the red fruits and even some blueberry, cherries and a nice background of leather, flint(?) and chocolate. This is a major wine-richly complex, balanced (like a bear on a bicycle), and with a finish that never quits, one that in fact keeps rolling on and on in waves. I'd pair this equally masculine foods, a slow cooked lamb with a hint of spice; a charred and crackling New York steak, or a vegatarian BBQ skewers of portabello mushrooms and eggplant marinated in a not-too-spicy curry.  Definitely 4.5 stars.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2004 - R Winery The Bitch Grenache
Gimmick - But not bad
Apr 26, 2008
1 star 1 star
This is obviously a marketing ploy, and not a bad idea for a name and label (pink).  This is sure to sell as a gag wine, or as a bachlorette gift, or just a nice way to break up with someone.  However the wine falls way short of being considered a quality Grenache.  It's not bad, just gimicky in its taste.  Fake fruit, high alcohol, and over-the-top acidity.  Better than any other gag gift you'll ever give though!
Joe M.
Joe M.
2005 - Unti Vineyards Grenache
Blockbuster Grenache blend
Apr 25, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Unti Vineyards' Dry Creek Valley 2005 Grenache (84% grenache, 14% syrah, 2% mourvedre) is not a light rustic grenache; it is a fairly big (14.9% alcohol), fruit-powered wine but is balanced by near-perfect acidity, very decent complexity, and a lip-smacking finish. A nose of red berries, baked cherry pie cooling on grandma's windowsill, and some allspice. All those come through on tasting as well, with some rhubarb, mushroom and black teas elements. A really delicious wine, that gets a little more brooding and serious after an hour or more in the decanter. Most interesting is that all-important mid-palate, which this wine satisfies beautifully. Highly recommend.
4.5 stars.

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