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Wines of Garnacha Uncorked: 2016 Bodegas Nekeas El Chaparral Old Vines Garnacha

Each stone you overturn on the pathway to discovery develops greater understanding and appreciation not only for the wine but for the great folks behind these labels, who bring great traditions and passion to the table. It's evident in what they say, how they say it and oh-so-evident in the final product, passion is a sure 'seller,' and it's contagious. ~ A Wise Vinosapien 
In Spain, it's known as Garnacha, and in France, it's known as Grenache; however you spell it or describe, this is a varietal, that has flown under the radar for far too long. It's in my top ten of favorite varietals to have in my glass and 'chilling' in my cellar. Put it another way, if I was on a deserted island, and Garnacha was the only wine available, I'd be delighted indeed. When it comes to this varietal, I do tend to prefer the imported selections, much more than the domestic selections I've sampled over the years. It's not to say I don't like domestic jui…

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