Ever buy a bottle of wine just because you liked the label? I must confess that is exactly what happened here. While I’m not saying that doing so is a completely justifiable method of choosing one’s wine, it can lead to interesting surprises. But … I had previously tried the Altovinum Evodia and Tres Ojos Garnachas both from the Calatayud wine region. So, like, I had an idea of what I might be getting my taste buds into. And the label art was just so cool!
Winemaker: La Paca
Appellation: Calatayud DO, Spain
Price: $6.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: This Garnacha presented pleasant flavors of dark cherry and plum with copious amounts of pepper. Acidity was high, tannins were low, and alcohol was at 14.5%.