2014 Josep Grau Spanish Red "Volador"
Winery: Josep Grau
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Volador"
Wine Category: Spanish Red
Grape blend: 70% Garnacha & 30% Samso (Carinena), Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: 2,000
KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)
Review date: August 1, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Spanish blend is a very good value. It opens with a red raspberry bouquet with a hint of cranberry and pomagrante. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused strawberry with hints of red raspberry. The finish is dry and pleasant. While not the most complex wine in the world, this summer quaffer would be a prefect wine for your summer cookouts. Serve it cool with grilled Bratwurst off the grill. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Made from Garnacha, Samso (Carinena), Syrah and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on llicorella (slate) and decomposed granite soils. Vines average between 30 and 50 years old, yielding a scant 1.25 kilos per vine. Aging is 50% in light-toast French oak, 50% in lined concrete. Freshness and intensity of fruit are the result.
Organic status: not organic
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