Cariñena

Bioenos

Pulchrum Cariñena Crespiello 2012

So when you first read anything about this wine the words “rare” and “almost extinct” keep popping up everywhere you go. So whenever I had a chance to try this varietal I leapt at the opportunity. An interesting nose, earthy and leathery with some dusty/musty odors. Made me think of a library. For a wine that supposed to be tanin heavy and historically was only regarded for making vinegar it has a remarkably smooth taste. It comes off bold and brassy with ripe jam plum notes with some flavors of raisins. The wine hits you mid tongue and goes all the way back. You can feel the fullness and the structure of the tannins, but fortunately they don’t come across as bitter. Reminds me of a balsamic-port reduction. Flavor is strong and heavy throughout and even though it doesn’t feel hot and heavy with alcohol on the tongue you definitely can feel it going down your chest as you swallow. 100% Vidadillo from vineyards planted in 1910. 24 months in French and American oak. Very fun to try what is basically a dinosaur of a grape that used to be used for other things, hopefully these “forgotten“ grape varieties will start making a comeback. — 20 days ago

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Vendrell Rived

Serè Montsant Garnacha Cariñena 2011

Smelled like roses, tasted so dang good!!! Drank at Botanica 2017 — 21 days ago

Bodegas Paniza

Viñas Viejas de Paniza Garnacha 2012

More pine than oak tonight. But seriously, I’m tasting more pipe smoke than I did in the last bottle. Nice. — a month ago

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Lechuza

Garnacha 2015

Really nice floral flavor with medium light body and refreshing effect — 9 days ago

Yo Yo

KM 31 Garnacha Cariñena

2017 rocks bright red fruit with a delightful hint of blissful carbonic. Incredible offering from the Languedoc, will disappear really fast - order 2 bottles to be safe. — 23 days ago

Corona de Aragon

Special Selection Garnacha/Cariñena 2017

This beautiful Spanish white wine features a golden tint with a nose of apricots, oranges, limes and a wet driveway. Most of that probably comes from the Garnacha Blanca, but on the palate there's a hint of tropical fruit from the 13% Chardonnay. Minerals are in play from start to finish and the acidity rips at about a medium. You may want some oysters or octopus with this. — a month ago

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Vinergia

Lo Tros Priorat Garnacha Blend

Cedar, eucalyptus, black pepper. Ripe red and black fruit. Tannic finish that is almost rootbeer-like. — 19 days ago

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Marques de Somaya

Cariñena Tempranillo 2017

Extremely smooth. Amazing — 15 days ago

Bodegas La Cartuja

Priorat Garnacha Cariñena

Berries, blah, blah, blah. Cherries, blah, blah, blah. However, that chalky finish of fennel root and lavender, that’s what makes it intriguing — 19 days ago

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René Barbier i Sara Perez

Colección 75 Aniversario Vila Viniteca Garnacha Blend

When visiting Priorat (which I highly recommend doing btw 😍) you’ll hear a lot about the 5 founders who are featured on this special limited edition of only 1,050 bottles with grapes from Clos Mogador, Clos Martinet & Partida Bellvisos 🤩 A rare bottle @ €130 from @vilaviniteca 👍 ping @gabymeetswine if you want one as it’s nearly all gone 😁

📍 Sara Pérez & René Barbier 2007 Special 75th Anniversary Vila Viniteca

🏵 96-97 points & will still improve 😉 & yes I grabbed a 2nd to try in the future 😊

🍇 46% Grenache, 35% Carignan, 10% Syrah & 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Rich deep opaque ruby

👃 Fresh clean cut cedar, soft mint & light menthol jump out through the earthy dark cherry, raspberry & blackberry as the smokey oak seeps through rock minerals w/ herbs, cocoa, blackcurrant & prune - a nostril tease w/ a nasal fondle 😍

👄 Med creamy silky body of cherry, raspberry & black berry/currant w/ cocoa, mineral, date & a touch of blueberry

🎯 Long touch mineral dry dark cherry/berry fruit controlled blast w/ a raspberry cocoa kick

🧀 Paired w/ aged Manchego & Iberian ham 🐷
— 14 days ago

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