Blackberries and brambles show in the nose, with a vanilla background from American oak. The palate is dark and deep, with earthy mulberry backed by black cherry. Mild black pepper and tobacco leaf show on the mid-palate, lingering over a mid-length finish with the mulberry. The depth and complexity of the wine belie the moderate price. Drink with flank steak or ropa vieja. Highly Recommended. DH

WHO: Bodega Inurrrieta
WHAT: Garnacha (Grenache) and Graciano
WHERE: Navarra, Spain
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $13 (media sample)

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