Winemaker: Tres Ojos by Bodega San Gregorio
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.
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