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2008 Pieza El Caidero Calatayud

2008 Pieza El Caidero Calatayud

2008 pieza el caidero calatayud After just wrapping up my review of the 2008 Odipus Old Vines Grenache, which I found to be outstanding for only $8.49, here’s another gem from Spain priced just a few dollars more at $11.99.  I remain convinced that some of the best white wine and red wine values right now can be found from Spain.  You just have to venture a little off the beaten path to find them.

This wine consists of two lesser known varietals; the make up is 96% Aragon and 4% Garnacha Roja.  The result is a big, strong red wine, similar in body and structure to a good bottle of Tempranillo.  It pours a deep inky red with a nose of earth, spice and leather aromas.  In the mouth, it’s a full bodied wine with flavors of dark fruit, blueberry, white pepper and black licorice.  Toward the finish the wine is dry and sticky in the mouth.  Really a superb package here for under $12.

When in doubt go with Spain regardless of your budget.  You almost can’t go wrong, and these last two Costco bottles are the perfect examples. Rating: 91 Points

Costco item number: 811861