Pensador Garnacha NV

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An inexpensive and ROWDY Spanish red.

Producer/Winery: R.E.N 943/Z; Ainzon, Spain.

Grape Variety: Garnacha (Grenche).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Campo de Borja, Spain.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $6.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Meat ball sliders with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.


    Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.

    Opened one hour before drinking. Just clear, dark ruby color with a lighter rim. Very lite red berry aroma. Smooth entry, but rough, dry and rustic mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 80-grit texture. Raspberry jam flavor with a persistent dusty mineral taste. Lots of edgy acidity, fine-grained tannins that developed a tiny grip in the strong medium-length finish that carried the raspberry and dusty mineral through a very bitter aftertaste. Drinkable, but on the edge of being enjoyable…maybe we should have made some sangria!!! We called it an inexpensive (really dirt cheap) and ROWDY Spanish red.

Vineyard in the Campo de Borja region
Photo from Spain Info.

Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 8 39728 00652 6

Imported by: WX Imports; Novato, California.