Bodegas Care, Garnacha Nativa Crianza 2020Size: 0
Spanish Garnacha is one of the finest values in the wine world, and Care's Nativa is perhaps the premier deal out there. The 2020 is a do-everything bottle that defines “crowd pleaser.” Bodegas Care hails from Cariñena, one of the top spots for Garnacha in Spain. The estate’s old, gnarled vines date back to 1948, with roots that reach deep into the limestone-heavy soils in search of water. The vines grow in a high desert-like plateau in Aragón, where hot days allow for easy ripening and rich fruit but the altitude brings chilly nights that help preserve acidity. It’s a recipe for a do-it-all wine like the Nativa Garnacha.
Powerful and seductive, with a lively ruby core and a tinge of purple. Aromas of plums, dark cherries, and baking spice, touched with lilacs and red rose petals. The mouthfeel is joyful, layered with dark fruit, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla, with mouthwatering acidity and a silky finish. Drink now–2030. From roast chicken to a mellow night on the porch, this wine pairs with just about anything.