Bodegas San Valero

Particular Old Vine Garnacha

8.714 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Cariñena, Aragón, Spain
Garnacha
Paella
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Third time having this wine. Tasted this over a few days. Had this with pizza from the Killer Tomato Pizza Truck. Color was ruby red. Nose was slightly savory, a little bit of red fruit and starch. On day one the palate was tart as soon as it hit my tongue and then dissipated into strawberries and a slight minerality. On day three it became fruit forward, very drinkable and light. Moderate tannins (5/10) with a light body. Light acidic finish that dries out my mouth. Carries on through mid palate. Very good QPR.

Third time having this wine. Tasted this over a few days. Had this with pizza from the Killer Tomato Pizza Truck. Color was ruby red. Nose was slightly savory, a little bit of red fruit and starch. On day one the palate was tart as soon as it hit my tongue and then dissipated into strawberries and a slight minerality. On day three it became fruit forward, very drinkable and light. Moderate tannins (5/10) with a light body. Light acidic finish that dries out my mouth. Carries on through mid palate. Very good QPR.

2 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2015
Andrew Rastello

Ripe, black fruit profile. Dense but silky, moderate soft tannins, no oak, sponty,

Ripe, black fruit profile. Dense but silky, moderate soft tannins, no oak, sponty,

Jun 6th, 2014
Donald Williams

375 mL. Convenient to have a few of those around.

375 mL. Convenient to have a few of those around.

Aug 6th, 2018
Willie Carter

Deep ruby red with light cherry accents. Strong nose of Mediterranean spices, tart cherries, and raspberries. Full bodied with amazing ripeness, this baby is tart and savory upon opening. After giving it some time, the fruit starts to shine. The leather and smoke take a back seat to black cherries, strawberries, and more raspberries. Hints of coffee and spice on the back end.

Deep ruby red with light cherry accents. Strong nose of Mediterranean spices, tart cherries, and raspberries. Full bodied with amazing ripeness, this baby is tart and savory upon opening. After giving it some time, the fruit starts to shine. The leather and smoke take a back seat to black cherries, strawberries, and more raspberries. Hints of coffee and spice on the back end.

Mar 25th, 2018
Kathy Olsem

Different. Recommend by Michael at Specs

Different. Recommend by Michael at Specs

Oct 6th, 2017
Laura Anderson

A little sweet, fruit forward at first drink. Benefitted from resting. Good week night wine

A little sweet, fruit forward at first drink. Benefitted from resting. Good week night wine

Nov 8th, 2016
Lauren H

Tart cherry, cedar, dense but smooth. I've heard it is best on day 3 and will try it again!

Tart cherry, cedar, dense but smooth. I've heard it is best on day 3 and will try it again!

May 30th, 2015
Michael Khan

I bought this wine because I like garnacha and the badass label, and I don't regret it. Good, but not great. Best on day 3. I think it needs some more time.

I bought this wine because I like garnacha and the badass label, and I don't regret it. Good, but not great. Best on day 3. I think it needs some more time.

Apr 26th, 2015
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.8

Maxwell had this 4 years ago

Maxwell had this 4 years ago

Nov 14th, 2015