This is a Garnacha (Grenache) from the region of Navarra in north central Spain. Although Spain is in Europe, many of its wines are very much new world in style and this one certainly is. Deep ruby in color. The nose is pretty with black cherries, cedar, with slight figs/raisins. On the palate, black cherry fruit over a bed of charred wood. Still pretty thick tannins. Nice finish. This wine needs more time to develop but there should be an upside. It drinks surprisingly young at age ten but all of the pieces parts are there. It worked well with grilled Tofu (and would with meat or fowl).
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