Monday, July 24, 2006

Bodegas y Viñedos del Jalón Calatayud Viña Alarba Old Vines Grenache 2005

Price: $7.99 (in Portland, Maine)
Recommended by: wine shop owner who specialized in Spanish wines
Comments: To the crazy, overly friendly wine shop dude in Portland (he even gave us a free bottle), thank you for introducing us to this wine! We don't know anything about grenaches, and very little about Spanish wines in general, but after this one, we want to try more! This is a tasty, tasty wine. Bursting with flavors of black cherry and raspberry, followed by a peppery finish, this wine is a mouthful of happiness. With the price under $10, we want to go out and buy a few more bottles. Now. (But we'll wait till the effects of this 14% alcohol wine wear off a bit.)
Rating: 7.5/10


Anonymous said...

Just a quick update. We found the wine at 2 bottles for $16. What a steal! What a wine! I wanna drink 'em both right now! I hate how work gets in the way of important drinking and blogging.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I just realized that $8 is what we paid the first time for this wine. Math is hard.