Happy hour struck about 30 minutes ago. Prompted by a long-time college friend and wine consultant, Dan Stockman, I uncorked the said bottle of Garnacha in the title to this post. It has been waiting for consumption since February.
Garnacha and other wines from Spain have been at the top of my list since a visit to Sangria’s of Royal Oak. There — in the company of two best friends and my husband — I enjoyed my first experience drinking wine from Spain. I hope I am not shaming my Italian heritage when I admit this, but the wines I have been drinking from Spain rival the best I have had from Italy.
In closing, I am not a wine expert. So, I don’t really have the knowledge to provide tasting notes or food pairing suggestions. I just know I am enjoying the contents of my wine glass; and plan to go for a refill in just a moment or two.
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Also, you really should check out my friend Dan’s online wine resource. He and his wife Krista are the experts. They host tastings near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Too bad I don’t live closer. But, their web site is a great place to learn about wine.
6 thoughts on “Drink It: Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud 2008”
Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post.
Jenny – Thanks for the like. Garnacha is my new fave.
Your welcome Kate
Just recently found a sweet tropical wine in the Markets
Will try it later on
Hey, thanks for the link! And don’t be worried about having more luck with Spanish wines – remember, Italian wines tend to be very geographically specific and very rigid in their makeup. Spanish wines, on the other hand, are dominated by Rioja, which is a very accessible, food friendly wine. Both countries have a wealth of wines worth exploring, Spain’s are just more sociable.
Hey Dan – Thanks for the explanation. So, maybe it’s my sociable nature that keeps me coming back to the Spanish vintages 😉
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