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Breca Garnacha 2017

Breca 2011 Old Vines Garnacha, Calatayud | 14.5% | 100% Garnacha | Hand harvested atop the soaring slate and gravel slopes of Calatayud from Garnacha vines first planted in the late 1800s with select replanting between 1925 and 1945, this qualifies as Old Vine to be sure. This is Garnacha at its bigger and plumper end of the spectrum with black plums, blackberries, blueberries in cream, toasted anise, and that sweet scent of burly pipe tobacco. Tannins are fine and tightly knit with a subtle strength like a slender ski sweater that could stand up on its own for its structure. Despite all the guts and glory to this there is a quenching relief at the finish that makes all the broody bits say “Uncle!” leaving all parting as friends. What a sleeper!
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, February 11, 2014 (Flower)

Expert Review

91 Tanzer
(sourced from vines that were reportedly planted between 1925 and 1945; aged for 21 months in large French oak barrels): Glass-staining ruby. Intense scents of blackberry, cherry-cola and candied violet, with strong mineral and star anise accents. Shows energetic, focused flavors of dark berries and candied flowers, with a late kick of peppery spices. Picks up sweetness with air, finishing impressively long, with lingering notes of vanilla and candied flowers.

90 Points - the Wine Spectator Advance, October 2014
"This dense red shows a savory character, with tar, ink and licorice notes framing the core of plum and meat flavors. Features firm, well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Distinctive. Drink now through 2018."

Food Pairings

Steaks, pasta with meat sauces, sausages the spicier the better. Barbecued ribs or chicken. Burgers and brats.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Top Ten Liquors - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-9463

Kowalski's Eagan Wine Market
Eagan
651-328-8300

Merwin Liquors - Eagan
Eagan

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Kowalski's Excelsior Market
Excelsior
952-229-8300

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Liquor Hutch
Hutchinson
320-587-2762

Mgm - Mankato
Mankato
507-625-2420

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Mgm - North Mankato
North Mankato
507-387-2634

Pour Bottle Shop
Otsego
763-222-5151

Top Ten Liquors - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-427-7131

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Kowalski's Grand Market
Saint Paul
651-698-3366

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Kowalski's Shoreview Market
Shoreview
612-418-4043

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Lunds & Byerlys - Wbl (off)
White Bear Lake

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