Another winning Trader Joe's pick, the Dama de Roca Garnacha from Bodegas Paniza. Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. The wine spends an … [Read more...]
The Best Garnacha Under $20 - The 2021 Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Everybody knows that old vines tend to produce better wines, right? As the vines age, they produce less fruit, but those grapes are packed with flavor. Of course lower yields generally means higher prices which is not good for Reverse Wine Snobs. (Find more on old vines here!)
What if; however, there was a place where you could find a plentiful supply of old vines? And those vines were a variety that didn't command a premium in price? That place and variety is Spanish Garnacha, which is in our opinion one of the very best values in the wine world today.
Spain has more vineyard land than any other country, much of it very old. And much of it is in the form of Garnacha (known as Grenache elsewhere). Garnacha is a grape that doesn't get its due. Often relegated behind Tempranillo, it doesn't hold a ton of name recognition in this country. This is, of course, good for our purposes, as it makes fantastic wines. Some of our very highest rates wines come from places like the Calatayud and Carinena in Spain, are made from 60+ year old vines and somehow retail for $10 or less.
Read on for our list of The Best Garnacha Under $20!
Spanish Garnacha from vines at least 60 years old for just 12 bucks, the El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa. 100% Garnacha from a vineyard … [Read more...]
Another Calatayud Garnacha that easily over-delivers for the price, the Rubus Proprietary Reserve Red. 90% Garnacha and 10% Syrah … [Read more...]
While the name has evolved over the years the wine itself is still a Trader Joe's top pick! The La Sonriente Garnacha from the … [Read more...]
Loaded with flavor for just $8, the Figaro Tinto Garnacha from the Calatayud, Spain. 100% Garnacha from the Calatayud, Spain. The … [Read more...]
The Ludovicus Tinto, another great Garnacha! 100% organically grown Garnacha from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain. The wine spends 4 months in … [Read more...]