Zestos has such a pleasing aspect and texture and such fresh, succulent red and dark berry aromas and fruit; it's a perfect introduction to Spanish wine. Put it next to any casual foods you care to: pizza, Panini sandwiches, pulled pork sliders, fajitas, cheese quesadillas, and pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. This is an "easy quaffer" wine, as well. If you don't have any aged manchego or aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese handy, just pour some in your glass and enjoy!
"A staggering value, Patrick Mata brings in 10,000 cases of the 2011 Zestos Garnacha Old Vines, which was vinified in a combination of stainless steel and cement tanks. Made from old vine (over 40 years of age), high altitude (2800 feet) Grenache, this head-pruned vineyard planted on granite soils has produced an unbelievable wine for the price. Lots of kirsch, strawberry, black currant and licorice aromas jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, richly fruity, surprisingly intense red."
The Wine Advocate
"Brilliant ruby color. Assertive aromas of black raspberry, cherry and fresh flowers, with Asian spice accents building with air. Juicy and supple on the palate, offering gently sweet red and dark berry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. Shows impressive energy and clarity on the finish, which features a zesty white pepper nuance. There's a lot of wine here for the money."
International Wine Cellar
Pork > Sausage
A decent, but forgettable bottle. There are better choices in this price range, but I would not say I was disappointed.