Monday, October 19, 2009

2008 Campos de Luz Old Vine Garnacha


7$ at Costco. Screw-cap. A good example of young, fruity, garnacha. Don't think this one saw any new oak. Fresh. Lots of sour cherry, raspberry and pepper. Good balance, good acidity, and nice fruit. Not overly complex, but an enjoyable, tasty, inexpensive quaff. I have a soft-spot for this style of garnacha. B/B+

4 comments:

Jim said...

I've been drinking a lot of Grenache/Garnacha lately and liking (most of) it. And "old vines" always get my attention. I'll look for this next time I'm at Costco.

Jeff said...

Old Vines are kind of funny. What, exactly, is old? I like Garnacha a lot too. Definitely one of my favorite grapes.

Tricerapops said...

Grenache/Garnacha is definitely a great varietal, esp from Spain in terms of value and quality. While not a pure grenache, I found my local Costco unloading a lot of the 2006 Panarroz Jumilla (grenache, syrah, mourvedre blend) at bargain basement prices. i found this to be an easy drink, although a quick search on the net shows some polarizing views. i dug it though.

Jeff said...

Thanks for the comment. You're in LA too right? Makes sense that Costco would have picked that up--it got a 90 from Parker, plus it's cheap. How much was it? 6$? You can't go wrong with that...As far as the polarized thing goes. I definitely prefer the no/little oak style because I'm not a fan of vanilla. Sounds like the Panarroz is an oakier style. I have had wines that are oakier that I have liked, but never as much as the little oak ones.