Hi wine friends, it’s that time again! Today’s selection is a Spanish Garnacha that should not be missed. Breca’s 2010 Garnacha is dark, rich and spectacular!
This 2010 Bodegas Breca from the Calatayud in the arid Aragon region of Northeast Spain is earning some major acclaim. Made from old vines planted between 1925 and 1945 on hillside elevations, this Spanish “Grenache” exudes those layers of history in every complex and delicious drop.
This wine is deep purple, almost black colored, alluding to the intense and ripe fruit. Aromas of dark fruit like blackberry and smoky, toasty oak will pull you in. Because this is such an intense red, make sure to give it time to open up and breathe; It develops beautifully. Wild flowers and rich, black fruits like plum and prunes elevate this old vine find. This is full-bodied and silky smooth with an extra-long finish and a spicy bite. And just so you don’t think I’m exaggerating, Wine Advocate gives this 94 points stating that they don’t think they’ve had anything this good in nearly three decades at this price point. At around $15, this is a steal. Stock up, or buy and bowl over your friends. Go!