A fair price for only $8.49 but as far as these low priced Spanish reds go, I think this one is pretty middle of the road. In fact, I found the 2010 Hecula Monastrell from a week or so ago, to be a more enjoyable wine and it’s even less expensive.
The story with the Tranco is this. A good wine. Ripe, fresh. A bit quiet from the get go, but on the palate, begins to show it’s true colors. The Monastrell brings a little spice, some nice dark fruit and it’s balanced nicely with the Cab’s boldness. Finish is on the weak side. The wine comes on and disappears pretty quickly.
For the price, it’s a decent buy. If you want to experiment with these reds a bit, give this one a shot. It’s from Yecla which is almost always a good sign but I’d keep my eye out for other wines from this region. They might cost a few dollars more but I think the jump in quality would be worth it.