There’s nothing better than a smooth, easy to enjoy red wine with dinner. Robert Mondavi spent his life teaching American’s about “the good life.”

You can enjoy the good life for just a few bucks. Tonight I opened a Vega del Castillo Garnacha (grenache, if your French or English). The 2006 wine is a smooth and rich wine that goes great with food. The finish was a bit acidic by itself but with this evening’s pasta, then by itself after having been open for awhile, was very nice.

The more I drink grenache or Garnacha, the more I like it. It’s a soft and inexpensive wine that, so far, has been a good match to almost any food I’ve paired it with. The wine was very reasonable, under $15. I found it in the mid-teens all over the web.

You can learn more about Vega del Castillo because they have a website. Often it’s hard to find a website for many of these European wineries, but Vega del Castillo has a nice site.

Garnacha or Grenache is easy to find. Pick one up during your next visit to a wine shop. Spanish wines are aged before they are released. They are just some of the very best value wines.

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