Category: garnacha

We like a rainy day, especially when it’s farm share pick up @the607csa & a fresh crop of awesome Argentinian wines from @ver_sacrum_wines have arrived! Fresh, natural & light but with just the right spice & grip to warm you. All 3 of these beauties are $20 each! Come grab some & go cook a hearty soup, chili or stew for a perfect paring!☔️🍷#drinkwine #makesoup #naturalwine #argentinewine #garnacha #gsm #monastrell #redwineweather (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷  Enjoying this 2014

Marqués de Cáceres Crianza

(88 pts) from Rioja, Spain, tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES for $17. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2lUznRH

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:  AR WINE POURING RUBÉN DÍAZ!!!

Rubén Díaz: Fire in the Sky of Sierra de Gredos

The
most significant (and our favorite) new importer is Ariana Rolich – the
rock star of AR Wine. She discovered our new favorite Spanish producer,
Rubén Díaz, a few years ago and felt so passionate about his wines that
she acquired an importer’s license to bring them to the states. A
proud descendant of grape growers in Cerbreros, the historic heart of
the Sierra de Gredos, Diaz is a vital connector between the region’s
most important producers and Cebreros’ top vineyard sites, as well as a
leading force in the Gredos for sustaining local wine-making traditions
and for pushing the limits experimenting with the region’s unique white
varieties and forgotten zones of old-vine, high-altitude red
Garnacha. All of his wines are microvinifications or blends thereof. His
white wines, made from Chasselas Doré and Albillo Real, exhibit a
dazzling range of styles: fresh and light, skin macerated, sous-voile,
oxidative, and many permutations thereof. His reds are studies of
Cebreros terroir though pure Garnacha grown on granite and schist at
varying altitudes and expositions. They exhibit all the power, precision
and length for which the Sierra de Gredos is gaining fame. Ariana
works primarily with producers from this almost secret high-altitude
area in the Sierra de Gredos mountains. We are very happy to introduce
both her and these wines to you. Please join us tonight at the Lions
Club for WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, and VINYL!

Rubén Díaz, Sierra de Gredos Cebreros ‘Dore’ Chasselas 2018

100%
Chasselas Doré from Finca La Coronilla, a 70-year-old vineyard on
decomposed granitic sandy soils at 630m altitude in the Village of
Cebreros (approximately 90 minutes west of Madrid in the Sierra de
Gredos mountain range). It was fermented with 5 days of skin contact and
vinified in stainless steel. Doré is not like other Chasselas,
expressing more herbaceous notes than the austere white fruit we’re
accustomed to, with an interesting spice note and a bit of tannic grip
from the skins. We love this wine and many of you already do too. If you
haven’t tasted this yet, you need to!  $20

Rubén Díaz 2017 Sierra de Gredos Cebreros “Fiorel-la” Albillo Crianza Biologica

100% Albillo Real, skin fermented & raised under flor. (Hello sherry lovers – this is one of those exception cases where this type of wine is made outside of Jerez.) Grown
on decomposed granitic sands in the village of Cebreros. In 2017, the
white grape growing zone of Cebreros was nearly destroyed by hail. The
small crop that survived was delicious, resulting in vibrant and mineral
wines. “Fiorel-la” was fermented with five days of skin contact, then
raised in stainless steel under a light layer of flor. Only 280 liters
produced!  $30

Rubén Díaz, Sierra de Gredos Cebreros, ‘Paso de Cebra’ Garnacha 2016

Some
wines are like a pocket knife, good for many things and nice to have on
hand. And a few of those are like a really lean, beautiful, old pocket
knife that you really want to carry everywhere you go. The Cebra is 100%
Garnacha from a blend of vineyards: 80% from six small old vineyards,
age 70-100+ years old, on granitic sandy soils in Cebreros and 20% from
Finca La Escalera, a single vineyard of 70-year-old Garnacha planted on
decomposed granitic sands at at nearly 1100 meters altitude in San
Bartolome de Pinares. A fresh & accessible introduction to magic of
the Gredos.  $20

Rubén Díaz Vinadores de Gredos, Sierra de Gredos ‘La Escalera’ Garnacha 2016

Just
north of Cebreros is the lesser-known Gredos mountain village of San
Bartolome de Pinares, old-vine Garnacha growing in pure granitic sandy
soils at 1100m altitude, taking on an electric-fruited, long, and
mineral expression of Grenache. La Escalera is five barrels of Garnacha
from 70-year-old vines on decomposed granitic sands, bended with a touch
of Garnacha from a 100-year-old vineyard on the steep, schistous slopes
of Cebreros, and it displays the purity, intensity, and finesse of
Garnacha from the Gredos at a very affordable price. $23

🇪🇸🍷 TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM: ARIANA ROLICH POURING RUBÉN DÍAZ!!! Our new favorite importer #arwine @gang_of_grenache is pouring our new favorite Spanish producer @by_el_ruben ❤️ A proud descendant of grape growers in Cerbreros, the historic heart of the Sierra de Gredos, Díaz is a vital connector between the region’s most important producers and Cebreros’ top vineyard sites, as well as a leading force in the Gredos for sustaining local wine-making traditions and for pushing the limits experimenting with the region’s unique white varieties and forgotten zones of old-vine, high-altitude red Garnacha. 🥵 Come learn more and taste a rainbow of flavors with us tonight! #drinkwine #greenpoint #cebreros #sierradegredos #garnacha #albilloreal #chasselasdoré #orangewine #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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🐦🦉🦜🍷Our new little birdie wines are here to tell us that Spring is definitely on its way… LET THE SUN SHINE!!! 🌞 #drinkwine #newwinealert #spain #garnacha #france #Bordeaux #merlot #italy #vinobianco #putabirdonit #bird #birds #sunshine #spring🌷 #greenpoint (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷🇪🇸✨ These new Spanish wines from -AR-WINE- are selling fast! Good thing @gang_of_grenache is in Spain bottling up some more tasty treats! #drinkwine #cebreros #garnacha #chasselas #orangewine #priorat #carignan #arwine (at Dandelion Wine)
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Peace✌️ Love❤️ Garnacha🍷 #drinkwine #garnacha #valledeuco #versacrum #makelovenotwar #friyay (at Dandelion Wine)
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THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: Natural wine with @heartofthebeat of @tedwardwines 🍷🧀🍷🧀🍷🧀🍷 #drinkwine #naturalwine #chile #país #orangewine #skinfermented #spain #monsant #garnacha #austria #blaufrankisch #cheeseparty #vinyl #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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2012 Daniel Gomez Jimenez-Landi “Las Uvas de la Ira” Garnacha

Trying out these “grapes of wrath” from Spain. Mineral on the nose with red cherries, cranberries, and red flowers. Very tart cranberries on the palate with Asian citrus spice (without the spiciness). 

3/5 bones

$$$

Garnacha (Grenache)

14.5% abv

Castilla y Leon, SPAIN

Enjoying this lovely Garnacha-Syrah-Tempranillo blend from Spain ($19,

89 pts) tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on September 1st. Full review: https://goo.gl/PR7c3f