La Paca

Sonriente Calatayud Garnacha

8.7126 ratings
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Calatayud, Aragón, Spain
Garnacha
Top Notes For
Lisa Rigby

Hints of dried berry on nose and palette. Mildly spicy, but not strongly. Medium body, immensely drinkable without being too boring or light. Pair with anything or nothing. Totally a steal for the price. Thanks, Spain.

Hints of dried berry on nose and palette. Mildly spicy, but not strongly. Medium body, immensely drinkable without being too boring or light. Pair with anything or nothing. Totally a steal for the price. Thanks, Spain.

4 people found it helpfulSep 20th, 2016
Jo Holman

Dark and inky appearance. Pleasant fruit forward nose with lots of berry. A little flabby on the palate with too much heat on the short finish.

Dark and inky appearance. Pleasant fruit forward nose with lots of berry. A little flabby on the palate with too much heat on the short finish.

3 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
"Odedi"

Purple in color with a purplish/reddish rim.

On the nose, plums, cherries, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, wood, earth, wet leaves, green vegetables, chocolates, coffee, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, wood, licorice, spices, alcohol, dark chocolates, herbs, vegetables, earth, vinegar and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and black pepper.

This Spanish Garnacha is drinking nicely now with a soft and velvety mouthfeel and mild complexity. Not fully balanced, but enjoyable by itself or with food.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

I paired it with Parmesan cheese and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Purple in color with a purplish/reddish rim.

On the nose, plums, cherries, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, wood, earth, wet leaves, green vegetables, chocolates, coffee, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, wood, licorice, spices, alcohol, dark chocolates, herbs, vegetables, earth, vinegar and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and black pepper.

This Spanish Garnacha is drinking nicely now with a soft and velvety mouthfeel and mild complexity. Not fully balanced, but enjoyable by itself or with food.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.

I paired it with Parmesan cheese and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Oct 19th, 2017
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with a wide purplish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, cherries, sweet plums, sweet raspberries, wood, vegetables, vanilla, spices, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, cloves, earth and herbs.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn, leather, earth, bitter vegetables, herbs and spices.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and peppercorn.

This spicy Garnacha from Spain is drinking nicely now with mild complexity, but not fully balanced. Showing some green notes and nice fruits, soft mouthfeel and a tangy finish.

Good by itself or with food. Needs an hour to open up properly. Not good right out of the bottle. A good everyday red wine at a great price point.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Ruby in color with a wide purplish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, cherries, sweet plums, sweet raspberries, wood, vegetables, vanilla, spices, tobacco leaf, peppercorn, cloves, earth and herbs.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn, leather, earth, bitter vegetables, herbs and spices.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and peppercorn.

This spicy Garnacha from Spain is drinking nicely now with mild complexity, but not fully balanced. Showing some green notes and nice fruits, soft mouthfeel and a tangy finish.

Good by itself or with food. Needs an hour to open up properly. Not good right out of the bottle. A good everyday red wine at a great price point.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Sep 5th, 2017
Marie Vlasic

Fabulous deal for 6.99 at Trader Joe's. Easy drinking red, a tad fruity, smells awesome. A nice all-around table wine. I will be buying this again. TJs is the shiznit for good vino under &10!

Fabulous deal for 6.99 at Trader Joe's. Easy drinking red, a tad fruity, smells awesome. A nice all-around table wine. I will be buying this again. TJs is the shiznit for good vino under &10!

Apr 19th, 2017
Ashley Richman

This is a refined red with depth. Smooth, dark plum. Uniquely delicious. Nice alternative if you usually drink big reds and want something complex, but a bit more nuanced.

This is a refined red with depth. Smooth, dark plum. Uniquely delicious. Nice alternative if you usually drink big reds and want something complex, but a bit more nuanced.

Feb 19th, 2017
Ashley Brown

Smooth, traders joes, cheap

Smooth, traders joes, cheap

Feb 10th, 2017
Jessica Lim

Light and fruity medium bodied wine.

Light and fruity medium bodied wine.

Dec 29th, 2016
Allison Haas

Dry bitter on the nose.

Dry bitter on the nose.

Nov 10th, 2016
Sándor Jaguar

Surprisingly delightful for the price. Best if served a little chilly

Surprisingly delightful for the price. Best if served a little chilly

Oct 12th, 2016