$4.99 at Trader Joe’s.
From the bottle:
La Granja 360, means in Spanish “The Farm 360”. The region is located in the north of Spain. A new plantation of the Syrah grape. We are happy we can present you more animals from our farm, especially this one, which brings us more matches for the day to day.
Deep dark red, plenty of fruit to taste, blackberry primarily. A medium bodied wine, juicy with balanced tannins. A great match with spicy Mexican food, oven cooked white meat or that typical Spanish meal.
Makes perfect sense right? Let’s see if Trader Joe’s can add some more info:
Focused on the fruit, this bottle presents a clean, direct, expressive Syrah. Co-op produced from dry-farmed fruit in Cariñena, one of the oldest protected growing areas in Europe, this 100% Syrah is juicy (not jammy, like many New World Syrahs). It’s ripe with blackberry-fresh-off-the-bramble flavor with hints of dried herbs and well-balanced tannins. And as the label of the rooster with the golden egg portends, this wine is provocatively irreverant… it keeps you pouring.
La Granja 360 literally translates to “The Farm 360.” It’s crafted in a manner intended to be simple and direct. But as the rooster’s stare silently states, there is “golden-egg” value in that.
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Region: Aragon
- Sub-Region: Cariñena
- Style: Fruity, expressive, irreverent
- Appearance: Rooster red
- Aroma: Blackberry, plum, dried herbs
- Taste: Juicy fruit – no wood – lively acidity & balanced tannins
- Varietals: 100% Syrah
- Vinification: 100% Stainless Steel
- Alcohol: 13.8% by Vol
- Pairing Suggestions: Paella, Manchego, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Marcona Almonds, BBQ’d meat, Pizza, Burger, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Wry wit, A Sense of Humor
The 2009 La Granja 360 Syrah exhibits notes of blackberry and plum, just as stated above. It is fairly smooth but not very complex. Overall, a simple wine that is somewhat thin and missing the pepper common to many Syrahs, but is an easy drinker nonetheless. A golden egg? Probably not, but a good buy for $5.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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