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Tag Archives: Garnacha/ Grenache

Bodega Profile – Bodegas Ignacio Marín – DO Cariñena

DO Cariñena, located just west of Catalunya in northeastern Spain, is not only one of the largest and oldest regions in Aragon, but also the first to have been demarcated in 1932. And if the name sounds familiar, it should, because it is the namesake of the grape varietal Cariñena, […]

2005 Hache, Bodegas Olvena

Somontano, meaning ‘under the mountain’ is located among the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Ebro River Valley in the Northern region of Aragon. As a result of its unique proximity along the French border, the majority of the wines elaborated in the region acquired very particular characteristics which have […]

2004 Viladellops (D.O. Penedes, Spain)

Last night, we opened a bottle of the 2004 Viladellops from D.O. Penedes. A simple rustic looking sunflower adorns the label with the name of the wine placed to the right of the sunflower. The bright yellow flower bleeds into the lettering slowing changing to a metallic silver by the […]

2002 Tobia Rioja Alma de Tobia Reserva

2002 Tobia Rioja Alma de Tobia Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (10/14/2006)85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 5% Grenacha, 14 months new French oak – Deep dark reddish in color. Sour cherry and chocolate nose that shows hints of anise and rich earth aromas. Full in the mouth with a medium […]

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/16/2006) 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Granacha, 10% Mazuela – 14 months French and US oak Deep reddish purple in color. The nose is alive with evolving aromas, of anise, cassis, loamy earth, cocoa, light green pepper, and […]

Where is DO Ampurdan-Costa Brava?

She’s back! My wife and blossoming wine enthusiast, once again, adds a bit of her growing knowledge to my humble blog. Hope you all enjoy, and let her know you want more! Till soon, Ryan Opaz Last September, I had the privilege of spending two weeks biking throughout one of […]

TN – Scala Dei – DOC Priorat

Anytime I see a wine from the Priorato for under 20 euros, I tend to give it a try. Heck who am I kidding, I usually swipe it off the shelf and head home as quick as possible. The Priorato has a pricing problem, though not without good reason. Located in […]