Tag Archives: el chaparral

Wine of the Day: Bodegas Nekeas ‘El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa’ 2013 7-14-16

Bodegas Nekeas ‘El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa’, Navarra 2013 750ML ($17.95) Buy Now: $14

Tucked in the rugged northeast corner of Spain lies Navarre. It was and remains a land of pilgrims headed to Santiago, bulls running through Pamplona, and Hemingway. Navarre also produces some of Spain’s most distinctive cooler-climate wines, including some very fine Grenache, a grape that originated in the area. Bodegas Nekeas makes some of the best wines in Navarre, and their 2013 El Chaparral only reinforces their credibility. If these vines could talk… Planted a century ago, this is legitimate old-vine wine. Cool and refreshing on the tongue, with perky acidity, the 2013 envelops the palate with a medium body, and then the old vines kick in: the finish exudes concentrated flavors of blackberry, spice, plum, and raspberry.… Read the rest