Spain Night 2: Garnacha

This month we tasted six Garnachas, group selected, the 2010 Espelt “Vieilles Vignes” Garnacha Emporda, as the favorite of the night.

Spain Night 2: Garnacha

Top Pick:
2010 Espelt “Vieilles Vignes” Garnacha Emporda, $13

Competition:
2010 Jiménez Landi “Sotorrondero” Méntrida, $25
2011 Borsao “Tinto Selección” Garnacha Campo de Borja, $8
2010 Bodegas Nekeas “El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa” Old Vines Garnacha Navarra, $13
2011 Bernabeleva “Camino de Navaherreros” Garnacha Vinos de Madrid, $13
2008 Bodegas Aragonesas “Coto de Hayas” Crianza Campo de Borja, $11

Pre Wines
2011 Valdesil “Montenovo” Godello Valdeorras, $14
2011 Jose Pariente Verdejo Rueda, $19

Post Wines:
2004 Jean Leon Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Penedes, $25
2005 Guenoc Victorian Claret

Spain Night 1: Tempranillo

Spain Night 1: Tempranillo

2008 Bodegas Muga Reserva Rioja, $22
note: dark red in color. plum, floral, spice, dark fruit, on the nose. plum, blackberry, spice, chocolate, oak, on the palate. medium acid and tannins on the finish.

Competition:
2008 Dinastia Vivanco Crianza Rioja, $17
2005 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja, $30
2007 Viña Eguía Reserva Rioja, $15
2007 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja, $22
2005 Señorío de P.Peciña Crianza Rioja, $22

Pre Wines
2011 Do Ferreiro Albariño Rias Baixas, $25
2011 Bodegas Puelles Blanco Rioja, $10

Post Wines
1999 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja, $20
2008 Bodegas Enguera Valencia Canada Negra Tempranillo/Syrah