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Top Rated Grenache

Grenache grapes

Used as the base for many red blends, Grenache makes for a robustly fruity red wine on its own and is commonly grown in the Rhône Valley, Australia, and California. Following are the top Grenaches we've tasted, staring with our highest rated wines.

 

Conde de Valdemar
1996 Garnacha Reserva Rioja
Rioja, Spain
15/20
$26

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Marilyn Remark
2001 Grenache
Monterey County, CA
15/20
$45

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Tuck Beckstoffer
2011 Melée
California
15/20
$35

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Clarendon Hills
2007 Blewitt Springs Grenache
McLaren Vale, Australia
14.5/20

$50

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Valserrano
2005 Garnacha
Rioja, Spain
14.5/20

$48

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Austin Hope Winery
2006 Grenache
Paso Robles, CA
14/20

$42

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Beckmen Vineyards
2009 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache
Santa Ynez Valley, CA
14/20

$45

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Dashe Cellars
2010 Les Enfants Terribles Grenache
Dry Creek Valley, CA
14/20

$24

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Perrin & Fils
2005 La Gille
Gigondas, France
14/20

$26

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San Alejandro
2007 Las Rocas Garnacha
Calatayud, Spain
14/20

$13

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Craneford
2004 Grenache
Barossa Valley, Australia
13.5/20

$21

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Tapeña
2005 Garnacha
Tierra de Castilla, Spain
13/20
$10

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Scheid Vineyards
2
007 Grenache
Monterey County, CA
13/20
$21

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*Grenache photo by Josh McFadden

 
(Updated: 12/02/13 BH)

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