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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2007 Abrazo Garnacha

Abrazo is 100% Grenache from Spain's Cariñena D.O. , which is the oldest D.O. in Aragón and is located near Zaragoza. The average age of the vineyards is 20 years and yield 5 tons/hectare.

It has a light to medium red color and shows aromas of cherry, raspberry, truffle, crushed rocks, and a touch of smoked meat. On the palate the wines displays relatively light flavors of cherry, red raspberry, cedar, leather, and mineral.

This is very simple wine that has bright red fruit aromas and flavors and it light enough to enjoy in the warm summer months. Texture wise this wine is very similar to Pinot Noir and I think this wine might fool a few people in a blind tasting. The only thing that gives it away as being Spanish would be the smoky and meaty flavors that combine with a slight earthiness. I believe this wine is meant to be somewhat simple and light and it delivers a nice, straight forward, and fruity wine experience. 86 points

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