2019 Viña Zorzal Wines Garnacha

 
I came across a glowing review for this Spanish beauty from Navarra and decided to try a bottle. One sip and I immediately purchased a case. I believe you might, too. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviewer Luis Gutiérrez gave it an eye-opening 91 points and then wrote this: “The entry-level red simply called 2019 Garnacha is what they define as their regional bottling, using grapes from the villages of de Corella, Cintruénigo and Fitero, produced in an approachable and easy-to-understand way. It had a gentle vinification, starting with grapes of moderate ripeness with a good pH, fermented with indigenous yeasts and using 20% full clusters. The difference in vintage is noticeable when tasted with a majority of 2018s; this is a clearly riper and more open vintage, with a more Mediterranean character, with sweet fruit and aromatic herbs. It reminds me of some of my favorite old-time unoaked Garnachas from Navarra. It has a serious palate, with freshness and chalky tannins and a serious finish. Great value! 110,000 bottles produced. It was bottled unoaked in February 2020.” Value? How about as low as $8.79 per bottle? Absolute insanity.

Comments are closed.