Varietal: Garnacha (also known as Grenache)
Very dark red coloring leads into a surprisingly medium-bodied wine. Very subtle aromas of berry are followed by equally subtle flavors of cherry and spice. The subtle flavors allow this to pair well with most foods, as the aromas and flavors of the wine will compliment rather than over-power whatever it is paired with.
Recommendations: I was very surprised by this wine when I took the first sip of it. The dark red coloring of it lead me to believe that it was going to be of a much bolder flavor than it turned out to be. That’s not to say that I was disappointed in the flavors, only that it wasn’t what I expected when I saw the wine in my glass. The subtle flavors of this wine are what I love about a lot of medium-bodied wines: they work with whatever you’re eating, not against it. While I enjoyed this wine by itself, it’s easy to imagine pairing it with everything from something rich like steak or lamb to something as simple as pizza. Spanish wines are slowly but surely claiming more of my wine cellar every time I visit my local wine store, and its wines like this 2007 Bodegas that are the reason – wines that go with anything. If you see this in your store, grab it. You won’t be sorry.
Special thanks to the International Wine of the Month Club for supplying the wine.