Tres Ojos Garnacha 2011

Peck_TresOjosGarnacha2011I grabbed this nice Spanish red just the other day from the “gettin’ place” as my parents used to say.  Glad I did.

Winemaker: Tres Ojos by Bodega San Gregorio
Varietal: Garnacha
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Calatayud, Spain DDO
Price: $7.99 at Whole Foods

Notes:  This wine is made from 100% Garnacha grapes.  In the glass it is very purple: deep, dark and rich to look at.    I caught a light bouquet of berries, with a hint of earthiness and bread.  On first opening it was almost effervescent on the tongue.  That leads me to believe the acidity is high, but definitely not too high in my opinion.  On the palate I found lots of dark raspberry and spice notes such as sweet cinnamon.  It brought to mind a berry muffin – more berry than muffin.   I also found pepper and a light hint of licorice.  Modest to moderate tannins bring a tad of eucalyptus to the lingering finish.  Alcohol is at 14.5%.  For me, it was a very pleasant wine.

Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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