2008 Vega del Castillo Grenacha/Grenache

So I started my fall red wines with a 2008 Vega del Castillo granacha/grenache from Navarre that ran me about $6.59

Since this is my first grenache of the season I don't have much to compare it to.  It seemed similar to pinot noirs but more interesting, not as bland as I found most of those.  Very berry, maybe some subtle spice.  The label says notes of violets (I didn't catch that) and black pepper (maybe) and "rich black fruit flavours" (like ... blackberry? plum? what?).

A nice wine at a good price, a good choice to grab if you're grilling steaks.