Without any knowledge about this wine maker and knowing how much I like Garnacha, I decided to buy a bottle after a recommendation from the store clerk as well for a potential blog review. In summary, this was a big “WOW!”
The aromas were rich in black cherries, toasted wood and a touch of earthy overtones. At first taste, it had a peppery bite and I almost was turned off. But after letting it sit in my glass for 10 minutes, I was completely fooled. It was like 2 different wines and the 2nd one was excellent! Smooth tannins with flavors of ripe cherries, plums and mild cocoa gave to an outstanding balance.
Wine Advocate gave this a 94 rating for the 2010 vintage and this 2011 is on par to be very similar. I found it at Whole Foods and you just might be fooled into thinking this is a much more expensive wine.