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Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - (aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) Inky purple. Explosive spice- and smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits,...
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Alto Moncayo Campo De Borja Alto 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Bright violet color. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, candied flowers, vanilla and incense, with a smoky mineral...
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Artadi Garnacha Pasos De San Martin 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Artazuri Navarra Garnacha 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Beckmen Vineyards Grenache 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Grenache is ripe and generous - very much in the style of the year - yet never comes across as overdone or heavy. Deceptively...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha De Fuego 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - (aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks): Dark purple. Deeply pitched cherry, cassis and pipe tobacco aromas are brightened by...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - (made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red...

Grenache

The Grenache grape holds the honor of being the most widely planted wine grape varietal on earth. It has a long and impressive history, and has been the backbone of the some of the planet’s most respected and famed wine regions, blended with Syrah in regions such as Chateauneuf du Pape, and in certain other Loire and Languedoc regions where it reigns supreme as a single varietal wine grape. In other key areas, such as Spain’s La Rioja (where it is known as Garnacha Tinta), it is blended with Tempranillo to make that country’s signature red wine, and is widely used as a blending grape in other old and new world countries, due to its unique character and jammy, fruit forward character.

For a long time, the Grenache grape was somewhat looked down upon as an ignoble varietal, incapable of producing wines of any particular interest. However, times are very much changing - in the right hands, Grenache grapes result in astonishingly intense and complex wines, full of fascinating features, and capable of achieving plenty of expression. For a while now, Grenache has been a major player in Australian wines. While not yet quite as extensively planted down under as Shiraz is, the Barossa Valley is bringing out some of the finest examples of this grape’s wines in recent years.