January 1Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha 2005
This Spanish Garnacha was ruby red and fairly light in color. The nose was mostly of young plum with a red fruit mix filling it in. It had a clean, crisp flavor of red currant, black pepper, oak, raspberries, and nice rip tannins. Finished with black pepper, cranberry, cherry, and walnut. All in all a pretty nice wine for the price.
90 points from the Wine Advocate! They say, “The unoaked 2005 Las Rocas Garnacha is sourced from low yielding vineyards ranging in age from 70-100 years. It gives up attractive aromas of kirsch, raspberries, pepper, and damp earth. This is followed by a broad, full-flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. Drink this pleasure-packed wine over the next 2-3 years. 2/28/2007″