Bodegas Breca Old Vine Garnacha 2015 – Regular: $19.99 – Sale: $13.99
This weighty red wine hails from the arid environs of Spain’s Calatayud region. The 80+ year old Garnacha vines used for this bottling are planted ‘en vaso’ (known elsewhere as ‘bush vine’ or ‘gobelet’) and scattered in low density throughout the unterraced mountain vineyards of the area. The vines are dry farmed, and almost no human intervention is required or employed to rear the pristine hand-harvested Garnacha grapes used to make this wine. This full-throttle red offers aromas of strawberry liqueur and peppery spice layered over flavors of plum compote, olive tapenade, and hints of underlying minerality. This is a round and massive wine that is developing nicely and will satisfy your thirst for a hearty red wine in the chilly winter weeks to come.
Nathan Frye, CWE, CS