A Dangerously Easy to Drink Garnacha from Las Rocas

I was just having a Twitter conversation the other day about how much I love Grenache (or Garnacha in Spain where this wine hails from).  I haven’t been let down by too many bottles and I have tried plenty.  Las Rocas is another great Garnacha that reinforces my love for the varietal and definitely fits a mid-week wine budget.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Los Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha is from the Calatayud region of Spain.  It has 14.1% alcohol and retails for $10-12.  It can be found at a variety of wine retailers, including Whole Foods (where I purchased it from).  For more information see www.lasrocaswine.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Las Rocas Garnacha pours a dark garnet in the glass.  Its captivating nose has aromas of smokey, dark berries and spice.  The palate is smooth with tastes of lush, dark fruit and smoke followed by a long, mildly spicy finish.  The wine is simple and dangerously easy to drink.  A great bottle that you will have no problem finishing!

My Wine Rating- B+

Food Pairing Suggestions- This Garnacha pairs well with dark chocolate, a burger with grilled mushrooms, or smokey cheese and steak quesadillas.

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