(From 2011 Vintage) Deep in the heart of Spain’s arid Aragón region, Garnacha grapes thrive in an unforgiving rocky terrain. Spain is one of the few places on Earth where vintners bottle the grape in its pure form, making Las Rocas Garnacha a unique and soughtafter wine. Rooted deeply in limestone soils at elevations up to 3,500 feet, the vines see intense sunlight and cool nightly temperatures, which produce intensely flavored fruit with an extraordinary structure. Pair this full-bodied red with hearty braised or roasted meats, earthy legume and vegetable dishes, and game.
"Deep ruby. Inky cherry, blackberry, cassis, licorice and graphite on the nose; this is the bouquet of a $30 wine. Deep, concentrated dark fruit flavors show impressive sweetness, with complicating mineral and spice notes adding interest. The minerality on the finish provides support to the dense, sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a ridiculous bargain." -International Wine Cellar