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.
I am a huge fan of this wine. The 2005 hooked me and I was addicted to this serve-to-everyone wine. I very rarely find someone who does not like this Grenache. The 2006 was a little less spectacular but still good. The first sip of the 2007 was disappointing - but don't leave me yet. I walked away from my glass (not something I usually do if its not empty) and swirled a bit more and there it was: gorgeous cherry pie. Still not as great as 2005, if you allow this young vintage to breathe a little, the fruit that comes through it beautifully balanced with that nice Grenache crispness. I'll guess I'll just have to continue to drink this bargain of a wine and love it!