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2016 Garage Wine Company Baqual Vineyard Garnacha Lot 79Grenache / Garnacha from Chile


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  • 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The wines from Garage Wine Co. continue to be a challenge, as the names change constantly. This lot #99 is the 2018 Bagual Vineyard Garnacha, labeled Garnacha Field Blend in the past, and now they put the old spelling of the village of Calivoro on the label! It's from a vineyard next the Perquilauquen River that flows from the Coastal Range east toward the Andes and creates a very unique terroir that is at once alluvial and granitic as it passes Caliboro bringing granitic silt and has terrific drainage. I found more finesse and perfume this time, like the character fluctuates between cooler/wetter and warmer/drier years. The tannins here are finer than in the 2019 I tasted next to it. Like many of the wines here, this one also improves in the glass, so decanting might be a good idea. 4,971 bottles were filled in January 2019.

Product Detail

Item # 127489
Country Chile
Region Central Valley
Sub-Region Maule

94 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit