Skip Nav
Food Video
Your Wait to Try Oreo Creme Eggs Is Over
Kid-Friendly Recipes
Introducing Your New Favorite Way to Meal Plan With Chicken
Cooking Basics
An Unexpected Way to Prevent Avocados From Browning

2009 Las Rocas Garnacha

Wine of the Day: 2009 Las Rocas Garnacha

It's often said that dry, rocky terrain contributes to the best grapes, full of concentrated, ultra-jammy flavors. Such is the case for the 2009 Las Rocas Garnacha ($15), which stems from Aragon, the northeastern region of Spain. Garnacha, although not familiar to many US wine drinkers, is one of the most commonly planted red grapes in the world, because it has the ability to withstand intense heat, is easily fermentable, and its signature flavor is widely liked.

On the nose, Garnacha has a sweet and sour quality like blackberries or cranberries. The extremely warm and dry weather conditions contribute to the wine's slightly higher alcohol level, which is certainly felt upon first sip. The wine is most notable for its tart, peppery, and spicy flavors that seem to linger after swallowing. As the wine trails down, it warms the chest, and an instant-gratification buzz takes effect. Spanish cuisine is often fatty and rich, and this wine would help cut through the grease. Cheese like Manchego or tapas including chorizo, croquetas, or patatas bravas would work well with this dry yet crisp Spanish wine.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
I buy this wine all the time!! It's so good and sooooo cheap!
Best Wine and Street-Food Pairings
Greek Wine Review: 2010 Lyrarakis Dafni
How to Pair Grilled Cheese With Wine
Wine Review: 2009 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive Fleurie
Wine Review: 2008 McKinlay Special Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Review: 2009 Raymond Bouland Vielles Vignes Morgon
Three Wishes Vineyards: Whole Foods's Answer to Two-Buck Chuck

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds