This Spanish Garnacha pours a beautiful purple color and exudes aromas of candied violets and fresh blueberries. Bright fruit is prominent on the palate with delicious flavors of ripe cherries and excellent acidity to finish. Pairs well with ham and mushroom dishes.
91 Points - Wine Advocate: "The 2013 El Marciano (the Martian) is produced with Garnacha from the Gredos mountain range from different plots in the village of Navarredondilla (Ãvila) at an average altitude of 1,152 meters on granite slopes with vines averaging 70 years of age. The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and fermented in a 2,000-liter stainless steel vat. The wine was bottled unoaked. The nose shows a combination of very ripe cherries, plums and hints of violets and dried roses. The palate is medium-bodied with abundant, grainy tannins, quite unusual, as there were no stems or oak. I find it hard to believe, but this wine needs time in bottle. 5,000 bottles were filled with the 2013 harvest. If you like the style it's very good value."