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A Good Garnacha
So sorry, folks, it’s the end of the quarter and one of the busiest days for us at my job, so this had to get tabled for a little bit!
Today is September 30! Which means, after today:
The year is 75% over, and in three months it’ll be a new year (u wot?)
It’s the first of October which means Halloween Month begins!
Yeah, I decided. This is a thing now. Deal with it.
So naturally, this calls for a celebration!
We’re back to grenache, or garnacha as it’s called in Spain, with 2018 Bodegas Virgen de la Sierra OGV Old Garnacha Vines.
Garnacha is where French grenache actually originates. It mostly hails from Calatayud, in Aragon in northern Spain. Aragon has been a Denominación de Origen since 1990.
Some not-expensive wines feel deceptively more expensive. Maybe they’re richer on the palate or great aroma or have great structure. This is an inexpensive wine that feels more like an inexpensive wine, but it’s very yummy. Nice black cherry and raspberry on the palate. It’s about 14% alcohol, so watch that sipping! I had a taco salad for dinner before tasting this, and I think they would have worked fine together.
I don’t know that I’d search this out again, but there’s plenty of great garnacha values to be had. So let me know what ones you particularly enjoy!
See you for the start of spoopy season next week!