I’m on the prowl for some good (actually very good) everyday wines. Mostly to keep me from drinking wines I want to age longer (lately I’ve been dipping into the good stuff a little too much!) I figure I put together a case of affordable everyday wines and share it with you!
What am I looking for?
Something for $10 or less, and since virtually all the wine I drink is with food, it’s got to be food friendly.
By the way, this is the third such custom cuvee put together for Solomon that’s been a winner in my book. I don’t think that’s a coincidence – Solomon has a knack for wonderful every day wines that dramatically over deliver for the price.
[Overview of Spanish Wines]
The wine is produced by Celler de Capcanes, which is located southwest of Barcelona in the Priorato hills. The winery also makes Kosher and organic wines,
It’s a blend of 85% Garnacha (70-year-old vines) and 15% Syrah (30-year-old vines) aged nine months in new and older American and French oak. The Syrah adds some nice depth and acidity.
My tasting notes follow:
Dark ruby color with promising spiced rose petal, mixed berry, and mineral aromas. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, and vibrant with supple tannins, and raspberry, cherry blackberry spice and mineral flavors. Medium-long finish. 14% alcohol.
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