(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.
"The 2005 Las Rocas Vinyas Viejas comes from high altitude, low yielding, 100+-year-old Grenache vines and is aged in French and American oak. More aromatic than its sibling, it has a splendid perfume of spice box, lavender, kirsch, and blueberry. It is also a bit richer and longer in the finish. While it may evolve for 1-2 years, who could resist it now?" - Wine Advocate
smooth tannins, fresh acidity, stewed black fruit, pepper, mineral, good intensity, medium long finish - Tony Aspler
sour and dry.
very soft and refreshing
bday wine from Kyle
easy drinking red
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07