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The Navarra region lies between La Rioja and the French border, with the Pyrenees to the north, and the Ebro river running up from the south. 
 
It gained notoriety for its juicy, Garnacha-based rosados. However, some good examples of  Tempranillo wines, sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha, are making an international  splash. The small production of whites are typically produced from Viura, Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay.
 
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*Baja Montana: This northern region on the hills of the Pyrenees specializes in Garnacha rosado production, with some Tempranillo red wines and blends also produced. 
 
*Ribera Alta: Farther down into the flatter land, the area is hotter, with a wider range of soils. This makes it ideal for growing Tempranillo. Much of the style is similar to classic Rioja, with oak aging and blends using small amounts of Graciano and Mazuelo. Chardonnay and Moscatel are also cultivated for whites.  Read more »

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  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Marco Real

    Bodegas Marco Real was founded in 1988 in the heart of Navarra, in Olite, a thousand-year-old cit...

  • Pago de Cirsus de Iñaki Nuñez

    Pago de Cirsus estate covers 135 hectares of land in the town of Ablitas, in south Navarra. The w...

  • Dominio Lasierpe

    Located in Cintruénigo, on the banks of the upper River Alhama, Vinos y Viñedos Dominio Lasierpe ...

  • Bodegas Ochoa

    Getting the best grapes to make great wines. This is our goal. Quality, our commitment. At Bodega...

  • Bodegas San Martin

    San Martín de Unx, is a small town situated in mid-eastern Navarra which saw the birth of this bo...

  • Otazu

    Señorío de Otazu has revived an activity that dates back to the 12th century whose heritage it wi...

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  • Artazuri Garnacha Navarra Rosado 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Emark - nice wines. Monbazillac isn't a region to be sneezed at. It's ... ... for example in Rioja and Navarra a crianza needs more time in the cask than elsewhere, but the categories are the same, including Cava. In fact, if you like sparkling wine and you shop carefully, a GR Cava can be a great buy as compared to a more expensive wine from ... Read More

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  • Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Grenache El Chaparral Old Vine 2011

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    A Lot 18 selection. A lovely ruby color and it opens up with Raspberry/Grape Jam scents then a bit of vanilla, green, earth. 14% alcohol, Medium Dry and a bit Tart but opens up and softens after about 15 minutes. Very nice bottle, incredible for the price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Artazuri Garnacha Rosado 2013

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    Fruity, floral and just slightly meaty on the nose with baked strawberry fruit and just a hint of a green, leafy edge. Tart red fruits emerge early on the palate followed by slightly sweet, and tart, and slightly simple red fruits, raspberry and currant toned with a touch of leafy complexity and earthy spice adding complexity right through the r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Artazuri Garnacha Rosado 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Inurrieta Roble Norte 2010

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    Fruit forward like a Pinot noir Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Castillo Monjardin Chardonnay El Cerezo Unoaked 2013

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    Fresh and polleny on the nose with a hint of jellied orange candy laid under the zesty ginseng edged apple and nectarine fruit here. Bright, fresh and sapid in the mouth with early flavors of lime and lemon frenching the palate before they gain apricot and green apple nuance on the backend. theres a hint of spice here, something slightly bitter ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castillo Monjardin Chardonnay El Cerezo Unoaked 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Tablao Navarra 2012

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    A nice deep red color. Jammy nose-almost candy like bordering on dish soap...concerning. However, red fruit bursts on your palate. No lingering finish. Medium mouthfeel. All fruit. Amazing price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • I'm always good for some Julian Chivite rose from Navarra, or a d'Acqueria Tavel.  Even those inexpensive Ferme Juliens (Vielle Ferme with a proprietary label) from TJs work for me.  When it comes to rose, I just want it chilled, clean, not sweet, and preferably made with grenache, cinsault, or a mix, although Baker Lane and Horse and Plow made ... Read More

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