Garnacha de Fuego 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The best vineyards of Calatayud are situation high on the hillsides 3000 feet above sea level where despite the poor, gravely soil the old gnarled vines produce the finest grapes possible in this arid desolate region. Only the ripest clusters are chosen. Thus producing a wine of considerable depth and finesse. The vine exudes intense aromas of sweet cherries adn dark plums with an exotic spicy finish reminiscent of white pepper.

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Member Reviews for Garnacha de Fuego

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Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.50 5
03/27/2009

Nice fruit on the nose, very dark fruit, slight tobacco and leather with a very smoky finish. Interesting but not my favorite. I like the label more than I like the wine.


Snooth User: psimac
42468143
0.00 5
10/05/2008

From Bud


Snooth User: psimac
42468143
3.50 5
10/05/2008

Great wine with bright flavor, with hints of berry and cherry--has a sharp finish. Enjoyable drink with unique flavor & clean, sharp finish.


Snooth User: abryksa
10157774
0.50 5
11/28/2008

Nose doesn't give away much, Fruit here is masked by green tannins and burnt oak on palate. Taste is thin, hollow on the mid and ends with a bitter astringent finish. Unsatisfying

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  • Snooth User: ppoggione
    6831517
    3.50 5
    01/06/2010

    One of my all-time favorites. Real close to Venta La Ossa '05


    Snooth User: djjd311
    9747232
    3.00 5
    11/17/2008

    Three glasses


    External Reviews for Garnacha de Fuego

    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    The grapes for this new project were sourced from 60- to 80-year-old vines whose already low yields were reduced an additional 70% by the weather conditions of the vintages. A glass-coating opaque purple, remarkably deep for a wine of this price made from Garnacha, the wine offers a nose of brooding black cherry and blueberry. Concentrated, ripe, and balanced on the palate, this flavorful, lengthy effort will drink well over the next four years. It is an outstanding value.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Bodegas Zabrin is a new project for importer Jorge Ordonez and the Gil family of Jumilla (whose value-priced wines have consistently received raves in this publication). A remarkable value, the 2005 Garnacha de Fuego is fashioned from a 60- to 80-year-old hillside vineyard planted at a relatively high altitude above 3,000 feet. It is hard to believe a $7 wine could possess so much flavor. Sweet raspberry and cherry fruit intermixed with loamy soil and spice aromas soar from the glass of this medium-bodied, richly fruity red that has never seen a hint of wood. Consume it over the next 2-3 years.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Inky purple color. Potent aromas of blackberry, blueberry, olive and violet; smells like a syrah, and a good one at that. Chewy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins that give way to the fruit on the firm, focused back end. This represents incredible value.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    The 2007 Garnacha de Fuego is 100% old-vine Garnacha sourced from 60-80 year old vineyards offering tiny yields. Dark ruby/purple-colored the nose exhibits spice box, earth notes, and wild cherry. On the palate it is slightly compact albeit with excellent flavors and good length. It is a steal at the asking price. Drink it over the next two years.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Ruby-red. Pungent, mineral-tinged cherry and blackcurrant aromas accented by sweet mocha and espresso. Fresh, firm and energetic, with tangy red and dark berry flavors and an impression of solidity. Finishes spicy, sweet and long, with a lingering note of candied licorice. This offers rare complexity for the price.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

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    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Bright purple. Smoky blackberry and blueberry on the nose, with subtle spice and floral qualities adding interest. Fleshy and sweet, with deep dark berry preserve flavors, supple texture and bright mineral lift. More than simply a fruit bomb, but this wine's berry flavors are impressively forceful. Finishes with very good, spicy persistence and a lingering blueberry quality. A gift at the price.


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    The best vineyards of Calatayud are situation high on the hillsides 3000 feet above sea level where despite the poor, gravely soil the old gnarled vines produce the finest grapes possible in this arid desolate region. Only the ripest clusters are chosen. Thus producing a wine of considerable depth and finesse. The vine exudes intense aromas of sweet cherries adn dark plums with an exotic spicy finish reminiscent of white pepper.

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