Wine review: Garnacha de Fuego 2007

I have never been a huge fan of this wine, mostly because it cost as little as $6 and $7 in other parts of the country, but costs $12 and even $15 here. Lately, though, the price in the Dallas area (and it’s widely available) seems to have settled closer to $10. That makes this Spanish red a fine bargain.

Garnacha is a grape that produces very fruity wines with little tannins. This one has a lot of red fruit, but it’s not especially heavy, which is a testament to Spanish wine making skills. The wine magazines adore this wine, and I’ve never quite been able to figure out why. One reason, probably, is that it’s imported by Jorge Ordonez, who is one of the best at bringing Spanish wine into the U.S.

Drink this on its own, because it’s light enough, or with pizza or similar casual food. It will also be more than adequate with Thanksgiving dinner.

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