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Review: 2012 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud

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Las Rocas 2012 Calatayud Garnacha 750mlSpain’s Calatayud region is where this delightful, high-altitude Garnacha from Las Rocas is born, yet it comes to the U.S. at a remarkable price. This is a surprisingly gentle wine, mild in body but loaded with flavor. Gentle red plum and currant notes plus a bit of slightly sour cherry character attack the body, which is backed with some cinnamon and cloves. The finish is lightly touched with sweetness, but not overdone. Very easygoing, it works well as an aperitif but it also excels with food — even spicier items.

B+ / $10 / lasrocaswine.com

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