Garnacha for the Argentinian origins or Grenache for the French is a wonderful and not over produced grape, yet. Garnacha/Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, the south of France, and California’s San Joaquin Valley. It is generally spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content.
The characteristic notes of Grenache are berry fruit such as raspberries and strawberries. When yields are kept in check, Grenache-based wines can develop complex and intense notes of blackcurrants, black cherries, black olives, coffee, gingerbread, honey, leather, black pepper, tar, spices, and roasted nuts.
The Bodega de Edgar Garnacha from Paso Robles, a very hot climate, keeps the tradition of classic Grenache and also brings a modern profile to this famous and complex grape. He produces a fabulous wine that is long lasting and smooth finish, that has a lovely full and rich mouth; it is redolent of black berries, strawberries, spices and well balanced tannins. Just a gorgeous wine.