Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tapena Garnacha 2008
Having massively disliked both the Verdejo and the Tempranilllo from this Castillian producer, I hesitated before getting this red, but I do like a grenache so I took a chance. Indeed, it's a nice enough wine, with good cherry and dark berry flavors quite prominent, but not to the point at which it could be called a fruit bomb, a touch of caramel and relatively soft tannins. Unfortunately the price, $9.99, is out of line as it's available for three dollars less in both N.J. and N.Y.