October 13, 2009

2007 Garnacha de Fuego Old Vine--It's Cheaper Than Lunch!!

Haven't blogged since last week's recap of the French Laundry night. I've been busy and not drinking and cooking enough (that's not entirely true). Spent the weekend with friends at a beautiful cabin in the mountains of Big Canoe. We didn't bring a lot wine; we chose beer and kentucky lemonade instead of dragging great wines into the woods. However, I did bring a few bottles including my last bottle of the 2007 Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines. This wine is widely available around town at most wine shops and supermarkets. I bought a bunch over the summer on sale for $7 at Kroger. It's a terrific wine for non-contemplation and full-throttle fun. Spicy and lush with copious peppery-red fruit. It's a steal in the single digit price range. Made from 60-80 year old vines. Plenty around town. Go find some for your next party or get together; you won't be sorry.


  1. One of the most consistent values coming out of Spain every year. For a pricier delight, the Zabrina Atteca is a richer, more seductive wine, made from 80 to 100 year old vines.

  2. Chris C,
    Great wine for the price, both novice and lover will like this casual and tasteful entry by itself or with food.