Mencia is one of those long-neglected grapes that is finally receiving attention because innovative winemakers are learning how to work with it. Indigenous to Northwestern
Tag: Spanish Wine
Bodegas Iranzo Spartico Organic Tempranillo Utiel-Requena NV
A “natural” wine for around $10 found at the supermarket? I was skeptical but I quite like this wine for the price. There is no
Wine Review: Azul y Garanza Garciano Navarra, Spain 2012
Aside from Sherry, Spain is best known for its elegant, vanilla-scented, aged Riojas made primarily from Tempranillo, and the massive, rugged, deeply concentrated, wines of
Budget Wine: Anciano Tempranillo Reserva Valdepeñas 2008
I love the nose on this. The characteristic Tempranillo leather topped by vanilla and cinnamon notes push cherry to the background. Complex with good intensity.
Budget Wine: La Paca Garnacha Calatayud 2013
Continuing my exploration of bargain imported wines from Trader Joe’s, here is a very approachable Garnacha (Grenache if you’re French) for $7. Ripe strawberry and
Budget Wine: Javier San Pedro Randez Crianza Tempranillo 2011
There are terrific bargains to be found buying Spanish wine (see reviews of Faustino and Cune for two examples). But cheap isn’t necessarily a bargain.