Sunday, December 10, 2006

Las Rocas' Big Brother

2004 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas Garnacha ($15) -- Calatayud, Spain by San Alejandro. Imported by European Cellars. 100% Garacha (Grenache), fermented in tank, 60% aged in one and two year oak barrels for 10 to 12 months. 100 year-old vines.

San Alejandro makes a $10 Garnacha that sees less wood from slightly younger vines that Parker has raved about and that flies off the shelves. This wine is a bit smoother with still very bright fruit and a medium finish. You can mostly tell the difference in that the Vinas Viejas is bottled in a burgundy style bottle.


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