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I bought a bottle of Egervin Bulls Blood (Hungarian) red wine today that I'd read about at the epicurious website (recommended for a fall wine...whatever, I love red wine and don't think I've ever tried a Hungarian wine before) and it was on sale for $6.99 but noticed a special the store has going on Las Rochas Garnacha, a Spanish red wine. Has anyone tried it? Is garnacha very similar to tempranillos or riojas? Thank you.

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  1. That Las Rochas is lovely. We had it for the first time last fall. It is on our shopping list now. HAve to try some others too.

    1. Candy, thanks...but how would you describe it?

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      1. re: Val

        Winemark's description is good. I'm not ggod at "wine words".

      2. I love that wine. Fairly soft yet a bit chunky, good depth of fruit and a touch of spice on the finish. Great value

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Garnacha = Grenache = Cannanau di Sardegna.

            1. re: Husky

              Cannonau. They make some nice wines from it in Sardinia. Argiolas Costera is a standout at the lower end of the price range.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                Where have you seen it at retail in the Bay Area?

                1. re: Husky

                  I'm not sure I have. It's on numerous restaurant wine lists.

          2. I really enjoy Las Rocas along with several other Garnachas from the area. My latest find is Granacha del Fuego - Old Vines 2005. From the Calatayud area in Spain.
            Very deep in color with a big, intense nose. Full of fruit and with nice spice on the finish.
            An incredible $5.99.