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La Hormiga Roja 2015 Garnacha

Illustration by MARGARET LARKIN

A while back I watched a woman pull five bottles of La Hormiga Roja 2015 Garnacha ($5) from the Grocery Outlet wine aisle, saying she always buys in bulk when it’s in stock. I had to try it. A deep red approaching purple, this Spanish wine is packed with red fruits—strawberry and red cherry aromas lead to flavors of ripe raspberry and blackberry. A bit of air and time yield a fun, earthy funk, but this one may be a bit sweet for me. Pair on a clear weekend day with quiche and a light salad. 1700 Capitol Avenue,