Afinus G2 Garnacha 2006
It was a long day. I got up around 6am to answer the call of nature and made the mistake of picking up my iPhone and playing Angry Birds. An hour later my legs were asleep. I almost fell on my face when I remembered I was supposed to go ride the North Augusta Greenway with Mark.
Mark was waiting outside by the time I found a shirt to wear. I started to put on my new “I Pass Gas” bike jersey Mrs. Dan gave me for Fathers Day but it gave my ample gut too much presentation. I put on a T-Shirt.
The first challenge of the day was not wrecking when Mark told me his Mom’s poodle has “poodle pattern balding.”
The first challenge of the day was not wrecking when Mark told me his Mom’s poodle has “poodle pattern balding.” I was laughing so hard I almost fell off my bike. We rode about 20 miles which wasn’t so bad because we stopped for breakfast at Sunrise Grill. When I got back I was already hot and sweaty so I cut the grass as Mrs. Dan took Mr. Ben for a movie and a friend’s birthday.
I took a short break and stopped by Vineyard Wine Market to try the Turley Zinfandel tasting he had. $10 was well worth it for 5 wines that averaged $50 a bottle. Some really nice wines. But when I got home I started cleaning the cat’s ….. powder room. How can so-called self-grooming creatures be so messy is beyond me.
Now it’s time to sit and relax. I went to the wine rack and saw the $11.99 sticker on this bottle. What the heck. I’ll treat Mrs. Dan. I’m not sure why I would spend more than $10 on a bottle. There is a possibility it was on $10. The sticker means I bought it at Wine World. But then again they might have made a recommendation and I usually enjoy what they recommend.
Mrs. Dan said “this is bold from the start.” I can’t say I can detect any special flavors. But I have to admit I like the wine. It is slightly acidic. Dark berry flavors but medium-bodied. Nice little wine. Tasted nice with some medium cheddar but I’m not sure it tasted very well with the butternut squash we baked. But as a sipper it was really nice. Typically Garnacha I’ve had before has been too acidic and dry for my taste. But then again that could be because most Garnachas I’ve had are new vintages. This one is 5 years old. Could have mellowed out. This was a pleasant sip. I’d buy this again if it was on sale.
The bottle has a book on the back label. They tell you everything — except the tasting notes — which is good because their importer doesn’t have much info on their site about 2006. The label says it is produced from 50-year-old vines. I did manage to find on their site (via Google–their main page had no links) that there were 6,000 bottles produced of the 2005 vintage. 3,000 were sold to the US so this wine obviously is geared to the US palate. Come to think of it, this might have been an end-of-bins sale bottle I bought. Maybe it was under $10. I might have to stop by and see if they have any more.
From: Madrid, Spain
Winery: Vinos Sin-Ley