A red blend of the garnacha grape (or “grenache” in French) and Spain’s own tempranillo grape. A simple, fresh, fruity style, with raspberries, smooth vanilla and a hint of white-pepper spiciness. Refreshingly cheap as well. 3.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $8
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.