"Garnet colored, smooth, with strong notes of blackberries, it is a full-bodied wine with a lovely finish."
Hot Flash Homestead Blog, April 2014
Wine of the Week
"This delightful dark red wine has a faintly meaty aroma with dark cherries, cranberries and a silken aftertaste and works nicely with milder meat dishes."
- Press Democrat, February 21, 2012
86 points, Recommended
"Executive Editor Thomas Matthews' Recommended Top Values from Spain. This chunky red has black cherry, dried currant and chocolate flavors."
- Wine Spectator, October 2012
"Bright and fresh with juicy black raspberry and cherry fruit; lively and youthful with clean, tangy flavors long and supple."
- Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel, January - February 2012
"This vintage of Tapena Garnacha exhibits lush red-fruited aromas and supple tannins, making this an inviting and easy-to-drink red built for immediate enjoyment, no additional cellaring needed."
- Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online 2011
Collin Williams, CSW, from Wine Down from Spec's Loves Tapeña Garnacha - September 2, 2011
- 2011 Monterey Wine Competition
"Smooth and dark with bright and juicy black raspberry and cassis; fresh and youthful with balance, lift and a long finish; charming."
- The Tasting Panel, November 2010 Download PDF
"A fruity red with plenty of cherry flavor, this exuberant wine comes from the sprawling Tierra de Castilla region southeast of Madrid."
- Food & Wine, December 2010 Download PDF
About.com features 2008 Tapeña Garnacha in Top Spanish wines under $20 article!
- 2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition
"Starting with its earthy nose, this Spanish Garnacha is luscious, velvety with a hint of blueberry on the finish. Match it with your spiciest dish."
- "Thanksgiving Wine Pairings", Slashfood, November 23, 2009 Download PDF
"Rich, black-raspberry fruit and smooth texture; long, balanced and charming"
- Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, June 2009 Download PDF
"There are many reasons I love Spanish wine any time of year. Many are made with indigenous grapes (always a plus for me). They're food friendly. They're good value. In summer, though, I add another reason to my list: they go great with grilled food...This is a bold, fruity wine with aromas of blackberries and cherries. You'll find more sweet blackberry fruit in the flavors along with some cinnamon, all wrapped up in a softly textured package. An enjoyable wine that will go with a wide range of foods, including grilled vegetables and chicken."
- www.goodwineunder20.blogspot.com, May 2009
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