Spain is the place to go these days for Grenache. There are amazing wines at almost every price point, but if you have to recognize one producer as really excelling with Garnacha it has to be Alto Moncayo. As is the case with Clarendon Hills, Alto Moncayo produces a variety of Grenache wines that span a wide price range, almost $20 to $140 in this case. Also similar to Clarendon Hills, my favorite wine happens to be in the middle as far as pricing goes.
Alto Moncayo’s straight Campo de Borja, as distinct from the top of the line Aquilon and the entry level Veraton, is a classic Spanish Garnacha. Laced with vanilla notes, it’s packed with jammy strawberry fruit in a rich, powerful style.