Bodegas Sierra Virgen

OGV Old Vines Calatayud Garnacha

8.746 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Calatayud, Aragón, Spain
Garnacha
Paella
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

I am a fan of old vine Garnachas from Calatayud. Usually under 14.5% and very light on oak for Spanish wines. Very food friendly and usually at TJ Maxx prices. This is typical. Fresh, deep black raspberry fruit and crushed stones on the nose. Good concentration. Very pure tasting, lingering finish and nice balance. Not complex, but so balanced and satisfying with dinner. I think this was between $10-$15.

I am a fan of old vine Garnachas from Calatayud. Usually under 14.5% and very light on oak for Spanish wines. Very food friendly and usually at TJ Maxx prices. This is typical. Fresh, deep black raspberry fruit and crushed stones on the nose. Good concentration. Very pure tasting, lingering finish and nice balance. Not complex, but so balanced and satisfying with dinner. I think this was between $10-$15.

Aug 31st, 2018
Brian Branco

Some heat on the nose but after some time I got ripe berries and pepper on the nose. A steal for $7 at Costco.

Some heat on the nose but after some time I got ripe berries and pepper on the nose. A steal for $7 at Costco.

3 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2017
Ray Vanderhoff

Very solid value Garnacha from Spain’s Calatayud region. Dark ruby (almost purple) color. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of violets. Same fruits on the pallet with notes of cocoa, leather and black pepper. Touch of smoke on the long finish. Kind of a hybrid of a Cru Beaujolais and a Priorat. Great QPR!

Very solid value Garnacha from Spain’s Calatayud region. Dark ruby (almost purple) color. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of violets. Same fruits on the pallet with notes of cocoa, leather and black pepper. Touch of smoke on the long finish. Kind of a hybrid of a Cru Beaujolais and a Priorat. Great QPR!

Aug 25th, 2019
michael pandolfo

I wasn’t impressed I found it “thin”.

I wasn’t impressed I found it “thin”.

Jun 14th, 2018
Heather Venard

I don't drink a lot of garnacha, so this was a different experience for me. Initially The taste was very acidic to me, but it mellowed out over time. This was an excellent Costco buy.

I don't drink a lot of garnacha, so this was a different experience for me. Initially The taste was very acidic to me, but it mellowed out over time. This was an excellent Costco buy.

May 18th, 2018
David Lincoln

Respectable Grenache.

Respectable Grenache.

Apr 28th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Second review, a few months later.

Vanillin really coming through the olfactory, like fresh, fresh bean pods.

Like the vanilla bean, the wine does not have the same quality of the nose, more of a light ice cream made with Cape Town goose berries.
Easy, round tannins, with sharp acidity.
#garagiste

Second review, a few months later.

Vanillin really coming through the olfactory, like fresh, fresh bean pods.

Like the vanilla bean, the wine does not have the same quality of the nose, more of a light ice cream made with Cape Town goose berries.
Easy, round tannins, with sharp acidity.
#garagiste

Apr 11th, 2018
Quinn Reckmeyer

Not bad at all. Great bang for your buck

Not bad at all. Great bang for your buck

Mar 12th, 2018
Tetsu Nakazawa

Molto buono e molto mercato. (Sette dollari a Empire Wine) sembra che e venduto a Target all’presso circo. E picante come i veni da Rhone ma dopo rorbido abbastanza. Non mi piace milto Spagnolo ma questo sarebbe consigliato.

Molto buono e molto mercato. (Sette dollari a Empire Wine) sembra che e venduto a Target all’presso circo. E picante come i veni da Rhone ma dopo rorbido abbastanza. Non mi piace milto Spagnolo ma questo sarebbe consigliato.

Mar 11th, 2018
Aaron Wulff

Plum and currant, with cherries and berries.

Plum and currant, with cherries and berries.

Mar 6th, 2018