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Bottle: $53.88
12 bottles: $52.80
Rated 94 - The 2018 Grenache Besson Vineyard is a wine of freshness and translucence, both of which give it a level...
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Bottle: $24.90 $25.94
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Bottle: $57.94
12 bottles: $56.78
Rated 94 - The 2018 Grenache Morro View Vineyard is soft, open-knit and pliant. It is also one of the more voluptuous...
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Bottle: $25.95
Rated 92 - One of the more ruby-colored wines in the lineup, the 2017 Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard has a...
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Bottle: $49.48 $49.54
12 bottles: $48.49
Rated 93 - The 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard is an explosion of aromas and flavors, all supported by breams of acidity...
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Bottle: $37.90 $37.94
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Rated 95 - The 2018 Grenache Vie Caprice Vineyard captures Angela Osborne's style at its very best. A deep red, the...
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Bottle: $52.94
6 bottles: $51.88
Rated 91 - The 2017 Raaigras (“rye grass”) Grenache comes from the oldest Grenache in South Africa, planted in...
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Bottle: $17.80 $18.74
Rated 90 - A herbal, savoury, meaty nose precedes a ripe and warm palate with a gentle fruit and spice combination.
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Bottle: $157.26 $170.94
Rated 95 - Opaque violet. Primary black and blue fruits, vanilla, mocha, incense and a hint of potpourri on the...
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Bottle: $36.85 $38.34
12 bottles: $36.42
This wine carries a remarkable complex nose, with balsamic aromas, redolent of black fruit, roasted notes and a very...
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Bottle: $26.44 $28.74
Rated 93 - Brilliant purple. Intensely perfumed, spice-tinged black and blue fruits, vanilla, candied flowers and...
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Bottle: $10.44 $11.74
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Bottle: $11.74
12 bottles: $11.51
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Bottle: $75.54
6 bottles: $74.03
Rated 92 - This old-vine Grenache delivers aromas of strawberry and rose jam that is hard to resist. Red licorice,...
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Bottle: $43.94
12 bottles: $43.06
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Bottle: $14.34
12 bottles: $14.05
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Bottle: $17.94
12 bottles: $17.58
Rated 92 - Opaque violet. Powerful, highly perfumed aromas of cherry and ripe red berries take on floral and smoked...
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Bottle: $58.94
12 bottles: $57.76
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Bottle: $12.44
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Bottle: $12.44
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Grenache

The Grenache grape holds the honor of being the most widely planted wine grape varietal on earth. It has a long and impressive history, and has been the backbone of the some of the planet’s most respected and famed wine regions, blended with Syrah in regions such as Chateauneuf du Pape, and in certain other Loire and Languedoc regions where it reigns supreme as a single varietal wine grape. In other key areas, such as Spain’s La Rioja (where it is known as Garnacha Tinta), it is blended with Tempranillo to make that country’s signature red wine, and is widely used as a blending grape in other old and new world countries, due to its unique character and jammy, fruit forward character.

For a long time, the Grenache grape was somewhat looked down upon as an ignoble varietal, incapable of producing wines of any particular interest. However, times are very much changing - in the right hands, Grenache grapes result in astonishingly intense and complex wines, full of fascinating features, and capable of achieving plenty of expression. For a while now, Grenache has been a major player in Australian wines. While not yet quite as extensively planted down under as Shiraz is, the Barossa Valley is bringing out some of the finest examples of this grape’s wines in recent years.