Just about an hour drive from Madrid lies the wine region of San Martin de Valdeiglesias, where cousins Juan and Santiago Bulnes grow their grapes and make their wines at Bernabelelva. The Navaherreros Garnacha is their entry-level red and it's a knockout.
They farm biodynamically and harvest the Grenache grapes from several different sites. They then vinify them separately in either steel, concrete or neutral oak - depending on what's best for those particular grapes. …
…great wine to enjoy with a juicy burger or a slice of pizza.
Best of all, the price is a total steal!
Average price: $ 6.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
…winter stews (****) 2011 Bush Vine Grenache, (~$26.95 - # 262105) - Released Vintages 02-2014
lots of raspberry and white pepper; ya gotta love old vines Grenache, if you don't this one will help (****)
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