If we had to guess what would be the next most popular grape, we would say Grenache or, in Spanish, “Garnacha.” Grown in France, Spain, Australia and California, Grenache is a fruity grape with medium body that can be blended with Syrah to create a complex wine. The vines can thrive for decades. Some vineyards have hundred-year-old vines that create stunning wines like Clarendon Hills in Australia. Last year, we sold Las Rocas Garnacha for a short period of time (we were only able to find 28 cases). We met Eric Solomon, the importer of many fine Spanish, Portuguese, French and South African wines and had a chance to taste 20 new wines. Eric searches for wineries outside of Rioja, such as Calatayud, a subregion of Aragon. The wine is dark purple with blackberry aromas, and is rich with blueberry and blackberry flavors and a long finish. This is a generous wine that will please the most demanding wine customer. A great buy. This wine will disappear quickly.