Tapena Garnacha 2007

Varietal: Garnacha
Region: Spain
Cost: $10

Garnet colored with aromas and flavors of blackberry and cherry and pepper on the finish.  Pairs well with pork tenderloin, rib-eye, and roast chicken.

Recommendations: My wife picked this up at the store as we’re both fans of Spanish wines.  Very dark in color, just barely what I would call garnet really, I picked up good aromas and flavors of cherry.  Paired with a meal of manwhich (or sloppy joe’s if you prefer), the pepper finish was very welcome.

The one thing about this wine that surprised me was that it only had a 12.5% alcohol content, as it tasted like it had much more.  That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the wine, and I would certainly pick it up again, especially the next time I’m making pork tenderloin.

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