Garnacha de Fuego 2006

Grenache from Spain

$8.79
Item No. 92554
  • red wine
  • ST89
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Winemaker's Notes

"Bright red. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by candied licorice, dark chocolate and zesty minerality. At once silky and lively, with impressively complex cherry and dark berry flavors joined by an exotic floral pastille quality on the finish. This boasts remarkable focus and persistence for the price."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
89 Points

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Mo Hernandez - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
I've had many people ask me if this "excellent wine is affordable" and to their surprise, I say, "better than you'd expect" Frankly, I'm embarrased to tell them HOW affordable it is for the quality.
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
Very drinkable right out of the bottle and pares nicely with spicy foods.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
The wine is amazing at this price point! The review by "Latte" is off base. The comparison to Acetone is just plain false.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This Garnacha is not really what I would consider typical of the grape. The color was a bit darker, the heat was a bit more prominent and the white pepper was zesty on the black cherry yum. It was in fact very much like a Zinfandel rather than the more Summery spice and jam I look for in a Grenache. But I'm a big fan of Zin as well, so I was loving this wine. And the price point can't be beaten. Well worth the taste but let it air out a bit in your glass first.
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
I find this wine extremely bitter & too acidic -- tastes a bit like what I imagine acetone would.
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Learn About Garnacha de Fuego

Garnacha de Fuego is produced by Bodegas Ateca. Bodegas Ateca is a joint project between the Gil winery family and the well-known importer, Jorge Ordonez. The bodegas is located in the Calatayud region of northeastern Spain. The majority of the vineyards are grown in highly permeable and healthy soils with a high amount of limestone. The soils are rocky, loose and low in nutrients. The climate in this region varies vastly from day to night, allowing for more balance between acidity and alcohol.

The main varietal here is Garnacha grown from old-vines up to 80-100 years old.

Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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