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Volume 34, Issue 9: July 2010

Grenache

There is a reason why Grenache is so popular around the world. When made right, it is rich, fruity, accessible, fairly supple and delivers easy to enjoy raspberry/ripe strawberry flavors with good vinosity.
There is a reason why California has not made much Grenache like that. We have not taken the grape seriously or looked to plant it in locations where it will prosper. But, slowly and surely, this situation is changing, and as this Issue shows, there is more and more quality Grenache at good prices coming from wineries whose love of things Rhône now extends to Grenache.



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WELLINGTON
Grenache
 Sonoma Valley 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
87
VENTANA
Grenache
 Arroyo Seco 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
86
VENTANA
Rubystone
Grenache
 Arroyo Seco 2007
$18.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
88
TERRE ROUGE
L'Autre
Grenache
 Sierra Foothills 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
85
TABLAS CREEK
Côtes de Tablas
Grenache
 Paso Robles 2008
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
83
T-VINE
Frediani Vineyard
Grenache
 Napa Valley 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
89
SARAH'S VINEYARD
Côte de Madone
Grenache
 Santa Clara Valley 2007
$32.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
SARAH'S VINEYARD
Old Vine
Grenache
 Santa Clara Valley 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
SANTA BARBARA WINERY
Lafond Vineyard
Grenache
 Santa Rita Hills 2006
$26.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
82
ROSENBLUM
Rhodes Vineyard
Grenache
 Redwood Valley 2007
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink NowBeef/Lamb
85
ROBERT HALL
Rhône de Robles
Grenache
 Central Coast 2007
$18.00
Generally AvailableDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
89
PROSPECT 772
The Brat
Grenache
 Calaveras County. Sierra Foothills. 2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
86
OLD CREEK RANCH
Vogelzang Vineyard
Grenache
 Santa Ynez Valley 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
85
KENNETH-CRAWFORD
Larner Vineyard
Grenache
 Santa Ynez Valley 2007
$32.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
91
GREY STACK
Dry Stack Vineyard
Grenache
 Bennett Valley 2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
EAGLEPOINT RANCH
Grenache
 Mendocino County 2007
$15.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
88
DASHE
Grenache
 Dry Creek Valley 2008
$24.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
87
CURTIS
Heritage Cuvée
Grenache
 Santa Barbara County 2006
$18.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
86
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
Limited Release
Grenache
 Columbia Valley 2007
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
86
BECKMEN
Cuveé Le Bec
Grenache
 Santa Ynez Valley 2008
$18.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
88
ANABA
Coriol
Grenache
 Sonoma Valley 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
88
ADELAIDA
The Glenrose Vineyard
Grenache
 Paso Robles 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
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Rating System

THREE STARS:(95-98 points) An exceptional wine. Worth a special search of the market.

TWO STARS:(91-94 points) A highly distinctive wine. Likely to be memorable.

ONE STAR:(87-90 points) Fine example of a type or style of wine. Without notable flaws.

Note: Wines not marked with stars are often delightful wines. Each has unique virtues and any of these wines may be the best wine to serve your needs based on value, availability or for your dining and taste preferences.

95-98 3 Stars
91-94 2 Stars
87-90 1 Star
80-86 Wines of varying quality and value. See tasting notes for details.
70-79 Flawed wines to be avoided.

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Ageworthiness

Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.

Not suitable for drinking.

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Food & Wine Pairings

Soft and fruity wine Quaffable by itself or with light foods.

Crisp white. Medium acid and dry. Fish or delicate flavored foods.

Mellow white. Dry to slightly sweet. Enough acid for white meats.

Full and balanced dry white. Try with rich seafood and fowl dishes.

Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats.

Medium Red. Balanced, good depth, medium tannin. Beef and lamb.

Robust Red. Full tannin, intense flavors. For highly spiced meat dishes.

Sweet Dessert wine. Enjoyable by itself or with sweet desserts.

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Availability

Generally available in most markets.

Limited production and/or limited geographic distribution.

Very limited availability.