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Ribera Del Duero, Spain
Cost: ~ $14
Jess - 2.5/5
Travis - NA
Very soon we are headed to Spain for an amazing 2-week vacation filled with wine touring. So in planning this trip, it seems that every Spanish wine on a menu jumps out at me. Which is exactly what happened with this Xiloca Garnacha.
I often find it easier and more efficient to head some where not my house to work on blog posts and usually a coffee shop is where I end up. This past weekend, I received an email from our local wine shop, Fine Wine & Tasting on Main, about an upcoming event and a light bulb went off. WHY have I NOT been going to the wine bar to write?!?! With less expensive tasting pours, it can stay in budget and be getting some wine inspiration at the same time. Needless to say, I have a new spot for writing... anyway - on to the wine.
~ Sommos Garnacha Bodega
- Winery: Sommos Garnacha Bodega
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Varietal/Blend: Garnacha
Medium bodied bright cherry red color. Aromas of blueberry and cherry with tons of berry flavor, almost jam like. The acidity was quite high and the finish was short and unbalanced.
Overall, this wasn't my favorite wine that I tasted while working this past weekend. However, I do think that it would have been much better if I'd had some thing to pair with it. It might have paired nicely with some cheese, crackers, and nuts. Or perhaps a meal with a bit of fat in it - like a salmon...
Doing a bit of research after trying this wine, I've found that the reviews of different vintages show very different reactions. Maybe the 2017 was just not their best year.
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