The wine comes from 80 year old vines in the Bancales vineyard. It’s juicy, but complex and balanced, not simple. The color is a bright ruby. The nose has cherries, plums, and black licorice. Cherries, raspberries, and licorice lead, with juicy red plum and hints of umami presenting on the mid-palate. Medium body and a firm tannic structure, matched with good acids, shows good complexity and good winemaking at this price point. Drink with Cocido de Cordero or other lamb stew. Recommended (88 points). DH

WHO: Bodegas Añadas
WHAT: Garnacha (Grenache)
WHERE: Spain, Cariñena
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $20 (media sample)

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