Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha, 2005
This Garnacha is a special project of importer Eric Solomon, who discovered these ancient high altitude Grenache vineyards (70-100 years old), and brand named the wine Las Rocas. The 2005 Las Rocas Garnacha is sourced from low yielding vineyards ranging in age from 70-100 years. This is an "un-oaked" wine that allows the true expression of the Grenache grape to shine through. It has attractive aromas of cherry, raspberries, pepper, and earth. .The color is a pleasant clear ruby. In the mouth this is a full-flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. It is medium bodied with smooth tannins and sweet cherry and raspberry flavors. It has just enough acidity to keep it interesting while eating some spiced Marcona almonds and some fine Serrano ham. This is an excellent value from Spain that is available for about $9 in the Seattle area. Very nice.