Category Archives: Grenache

Grenache and Garnacha: San Francisco Dinner and Tasting: A Memorable Variety – James Melendez

I went to a splendid dinner at Piperade north of San Francisco’s FiDi to honour Grenache Day 2017 the focus was from NE Spain and SW France namely: Cariñena, Calatayud, Banyuls, Rivesaltes, Côtes du Roussillon, Campo de Borja, and Somontano. … Continue reading

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Sierra Vista Sierra Foothills Grenache – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Early season cherry, cranberry, cinnamon, and anise. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights Reserved. … Continue reading

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Marilyn Remark Los Ositos Monterey County Grenache – 2008 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Grilled red berries, fresh herbs, lavender, sweet chocolate; scent of rosemary, violets and leaves in an autumnal forest. ** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Greg Graham Crimson Hill Vineyard Lake County Grenache – 2007 – 9.1- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Light bodied yet a formidable dry wine; cherry, straweberry, currant, white pepper and nutmeg. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / … Continue reading

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Domaine de la Collone Saint Jean Gigonda Vacqueyas – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Grenache – 75% Syrah – 25% Elegant and well structured; cassis-cranberry compote, Marjoram, sweet pepper and toffee. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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Viñedos de Ithaca Odysseus Priorat Tinto – 2006 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Garnatxa Negra – 35% Cariñena – 35% Cabernet Sauvignon – 20% Touriga National, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Caladoc – 10% Focused and well constructed; wild blueberry, smoke, anise, roasted Piñon and touch of chocolate. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One … Continue reading

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Mas Igneus Barranc dels Closos Priorat – 2002 − 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Subtlety and complexity; refined; notes of dark cherry, rose petalplum, deeply ingrained herbs, and white mushroom; aromas of under brush sweet spices and suede. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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