Full Review

Albada

Albada
2014 Garnacha, Calatayud

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Albada
2014 Garnacha, Calatayud

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of vanilla toffee, chocolate cherry bon bons, strawberry jam on toast, and bacon with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-length dark roasted nuts, borscht, cacao nibs, and cedar finish. A rock solid garnacha with appealing fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: vanilla toffee, chocolate cherry bon bons, strawberry jam on toast, and bacon
Taste Flavor: dark roasted nuts, borscht, cacao nibs, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Meatball Sandwich, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid garnacha with appealing fruit flavors.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.