100% Garnacha from Spain available for $6.99 at Costco.
From the bottle:
who: a custom cuvee for Eric SolomonEvidently old vines make really great tasting grapes! Grenache or Garnacha in Spanish is one of the most widely planted grapes but you don't often see wines that are 100% Grenache as they tend to blend it with other varietals. Of course these resulting blends (which are predominantly Grenache) include some pretty renowned wines like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and some Rhône varieties.
what: 100% garnacha
when: vineyards planted up to 100 years ago
where: high altitude vineyards (2400-3000ft) in the mountainous village of Atea planted on pure slate soils
why: grenache this great usually goes for twice the price!
how: extract cork, pour in glass (optional), drink
We found the 2009 Altovinum Calatayud Evodia Old Vines Garnacha to be very nice immediately after opening and it only got better from there. Black cherry and cola on the nose, followed by raspberry notes with a bit of pepper and heat. Slightly dry and a very smooth finish that lingers nicely. I can see this being a wine that some will like more than others, but it definitely struck all the right notes for me. Bulk Buy!
There's also a great story behind the importer of this wine, Eric Solomon and his import company European Cellars that you can read at their website. I know I will definitely be seeking out more of their offerings!
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 8.3
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