Bodegas Sierra Virgen

OGV Old Vines Calatayud Garnacha

8.718 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Calatayud, Aragón, Spain
Garnacha
Paella
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

I am a fan of old vine Garnachas from Calatayud. Usually under 14.5% and very light on oak for Spanish wines. Very food friendly and usually at TJ Maxx prices. This is typical. Fresh, deep black raspberry fruit and crushed stones on the nose. Good concentration. Very pure tasting, lingering finish and nice balance. Not complex, but so balanced and satisfying with dinner. I think this was between $10-$15.

I am a fan of old vine Garnachas from Calatayud. Usually under 14.5% and very light on oak for Spanish wines. Very food friendly and usually at TJ Maxx prices. This is typical. Fresh, deep black raspberry fruit and crushed stones on the nose. Good concentration. Very pure tasting, lingering finish and nice balance. Not complex, but so balanced and satisfying with dinner. I think this was between $10-$15.

Aug 31st, 2018
Bronx

Some heat on the nose but after some time I got ripe berries and pepper on the nose. A steal for $7 at Costco.

Some heat on the nose but after some time I got ripe berries and pepper on the nose. A steal for $7 at Costco.

3 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2017
Ray Vanderhoff

Very solid value Garnacha from Spain’s Calatayud region. Dark ruby (almost purple) color. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of violets. Same fruits on the pallet with notes of cocoa, leather and black pepper. Touch of smoke on the long finish. Kind of a hybrid of a Cru Beaujolais and a Priorat. Great QPR!

Very solid value Garnacha from Spain’s Calatayud region. Dark ruby (almost purple) color. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of violets. Same fruits on the pallet with notes of cocoa, leather and black pepper. Touch of smoke on the long finish. Kind of a hybrid of a Cru Beaujolais and a Priorat. Great QPR!

Aug 25th, 2019
michael pandolfo

I wasn’t impressed I found it “thin”.

I wasn’t impressed I found it “thin”.

Jun 14th, 2018
Heather Venard

I don't drink a lot of garnacha, so this was a different experience for me. Initially The taste was very acidic to me, but it mellowed out over time. This was an excellent Costco buy.

I don't drink a lot of garnacha, so this was a different experience for me. Initially The taste was very acidic to me, but it mellowed out over time. This was an excellent Costco buy.

May 18th, 2018
David Lincoln

Respectable Grenache.

Respectable Grenache.

Apr 28th, 2018
Philip Cook

Good basic Garnacha with bright strawberry and raspberry notes and a little pepper. Lighter and fruit-forward at first, it shows a little more tannin after being given time to open up. Went well with the bowl of homemade chili. $7@ Costco.

Good basic Garnacha with bright strawberry and raspberry notes and a little pepper. Lighter and fruit-forward at first, it shows a little more tannin after being given time to open up. Went well with the bowl of homemade chili. $7@ Costco.

Dec 17th, 2017
Pete Carrico

Great value, good wine. Nice tannin structure. Would buy again.

Great value, good wine. Nice tannin structure. Would buy again.

Nov 12th, 2017
Diêgo Martins

Puxado no álcool de início, o cheiro vai passando pra algo mais refrescante, alguma especiaria. E essa especiaria (quem sabe pimenta do reino) fica bem visível no gosto depois, que é bem encorpado, fechadinho e pouco frutado. Gostei muito. Bão demais de beber.

Puxado no álcool de início, o cheiro vai passando pra algo mais refrescante, alguma especiaria. E essa especiaria (quem sabe pimenta do reino) fica bem visível no gosto depois, que é bem encorpado, fechadinho e pouco frutado. Gostei muito. Bão demais de beber.

Aug 6th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.8

John had this 5 years ago

John had this 5 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2018