Cariñena, Aragón

El Lucero

Reserva Cariñena Tempranillo

Excellent go to tempranillo, oak, vanilla, mushroom, earth, black cherry. — 8 hours ago

Oxte

The Silence Red Blend

Great finish, very dry, but still light — 14 days ago

Las Capas

Calatayud Garnacha Blend 2016

The label say 7% Macabeu. Never had that. Must be a regional one? Slightly rusty red. Pretty attractive in the glass. Smells fruity and floral. Maybe roses. Like potpourri. Or maybe it’s rosehipz. Flavors are zippy and classic Spanish. Spice. Cedar box. Berries. Red berries. More rosehipz. This is great. And a great deal. The bottle says it all, “We like power but we love beauty and this is beautiful.” Maybe it’s the Macabeu. — 3 days ago

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Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

If you have had Cava or White Rioja, you’ve had Macabeu (Viura in France). Simple profile, high acid, white wine.
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

Interesting. I’ve just never seen it on the label. Maybe it was added here for a bit of aroma and acidic zip.

Bodegas San Valero

El Bombero Cariñena Garnacha Blend 2018

Delicious, tastes like blackberry jam, not dry at all. — 4 days ago

Vina Zielo

Carinena Garnacha 2018

From Tannin & Oak June 2020 — 9 days ago

Bodegas Sucesores de Manuel Piquer

Lelia Cariñena Garnacha 2013

This is a great Garnacha for the price. Deep ruby red with a leathery, cherry nose. Nice acidity with good body. — a month ago

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Campo de Borja Garnacha 2017

Young and exuberant. Deep opaque purple, and the tail literally stick to the glass. Muted but pleasant nose, leads to dark cherry and black currant with some burnt cedar wood on the palate. Rich mouthfeel but still a little tannic. Should integrate with time. Great bottle at a great price. Should age effortlessly for a decade or more. — 17 days ago

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Bodega Pago Ayles

Y de Ayles Cariñena Tempranillo Blend

Oak and vanilla on nose, plum and leather, spiced finish. Decanting smooths over the spicy finish — 14 days ago

Toro de Fuego

Cariñena Garnacha

Very ravishing with a silky, bold ending. It’s like a Rioja. You can tell this was an older vintage from 2011. A gift from our friends in the Pyrenees — a month ago

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Bodegas San Alejandro

Las Rocas Viñas Viejas Calatayud Garnacha 2009

Dried bay leaves and cranberry, macerated strawberries. Potpuri feel. Subtle orange zest and nutmeg. Resolving tannins with an acid backbone carrying this citrus feel. Dried red berries. Has a Rioja feel, less the barrel program. Drink now. — 21 hours ago