The label says the Barker is big, loud and Spanish, and it’s right. This wine is a racy, ripe, lively Garnacha with weight, flavor and balance. Tastes good, with cherry, plum, coffee and chocolate all stepping up and taking a bow. Ripe and ready at 14.5%, but on the money.
Both the nose and palate deliver bouncy red plum and cherry fruit. It’s an easy-drinking, weekday-night wine, and a good introductory GSM. 45% Grenache, 35% Shiraz, 20% Mourvèdre. Imported by Winery Exchange.
Despite the silly packaging and strange orange tint, this is a solid if unusual rosado that registers sweet but likable. It’s chunky, with berry flavors and a shot of leather and animal. By no means is it elevated or for the long haul. Drink now or hold your peace. Imported by Winery Exchange.