Tapena Spanish Garnacha Red Wine

Tapena Garnacha Spanish red wineTapena Garnacha – Spanish red wine

Garnacha (gar-NA-chah) was born in Spain, but is now known to most of the world as Grenache - think Rhone style wines. Today, Garnacha is the most widely planted red wine grape in Spain.

Tasting Notes
Opening with powerful violet-red hues, this wine has a tremendous concentration of ripe cherries and juicy candied fruits. The palate is intense in rich, ripe, dark fruits balanced by soft tannins and a lovely spicy mouthfeel. It is well structured, soft but lively, ending with a lingering velvety finish.

Food Pairings
Tapeña Garnacha is the wine that good friends can share over a tapa - maybe a few shavings of Spanish ham or a simple plate of olives and cheese. A versatile wine, it is light enough to work with grilled fish but performs equally well with steak or lamb.

Accolades
Featured - 2011 Vintage
"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 - 2010 Vintage
"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

90 points - 2009 Vintage
"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

88 points - 2009 Vintage
Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel, February 2012

GARNACHA RECIPES & PAIRINGS

Sliders with Pasilla
Chili Aioli

Toast with
Steak

Chorizo Shrimp
Stacks

Savory Lamb
Meatballs

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