Saturday, March 13, 2010

2008 Elementos GARNACHA (Calatayud, Spain)

Another very good value, food-friendly Grenache from Calatayud. Surprise, surprise.

Dark ruby with a purple tinge near the rim. Lively, youthful nose of raspberries, pungent minerals, and scorched earth. Full-bodied, aggressively fruity flavors (mostly raspberry) attacking the palate with earnest determination. A really good weekday night pasta or stew wine. 87. Was $8.99 at Whole Foods on Bellaire.

(Sorry, can't find a photo).


Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Been following it for years and have given it out to a few friends as well. Keep up the good work.

I suggest A Petite Sirah. You only have 5 of them. Say Eos Estate 2006 P.S. Avail at Krogers on sale for 12 bucks.

Eos winery works totally on Solar power. Neat to see a full winery running like that.

Cing Cing!
Shawn in Rice/Military

Tom Casagrande said...

Thanks, Shawn. I will try it. I love Petite Sirah too . . . Not sure why I don't drink more of them.