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Wine of the Week: 2010 Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Garnacha

June 01, 2013|By S. Irene Virbila | Los Angeles Times
  • 2010 Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Garnacha.
2010 Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Garnacha. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles…)

The coals are hot. The big steak sizzles as you put it on the grill. What are you going to drink with that? A big brawny red from Spain, Alto Moncayo's Campo de Borja Garnacha. The color is a gorgeous deep ruby, the aromas raspberries and sweet, sweet fruit. It's a mouthful all right, intense and ripe, but also bright and juicy. And it just cuddles up to that steak. A perfect match.

OK, you could also drink it with thick pork chops. And Grenache always loves lamb, so consider a butterflied leg of lamb too. And give the wine time to breathe: You might want to open the bottle an hour or so before you plan to drink it. But wait for the meat, please, and pour something lighter and less demanding as an apéritif, maybe an Albariño.

Region: Aragon, Spain

Price: $37 to $49

Style: Rich and full-bodied

What it goes with: Steak, pork chops, leg of lamb

Where to find it: Amazing Grapes Wine Store in Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-9007,; BestWinesOnline, (888) 817-8880,; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (800) 678-9463,

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