I think by now, everyone expects the Spanish Inquisition, especially when it involves Breca. Once again, we are offering tremendous savings on an established classic, plus I found a few other labels for varieties sake. So, here we go!
Breca Garnacha 2014, still a great wine. Huge this vintage, loaded with plum and black fruits, but still enough acid to balance out its massive 16.5% alcohol. Drink by a fire with some short ribs and roasted root vegetables. 90 points Parker.
El Chaparral Garnacha 2014. Polar opposite of Brecca, coming from Navarra and also from old vines. Medium bodied and more Rhone like, focusing on red fruits and Mediterranean herbs. Perfect for everyday fare, I like it with cheese and gordal olives. 91 points Parker.
Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2016. Loads of smoky spicy fruit, with a luscious backnote of toasted figs and vanilla. This is a very versatile wine, but I think roasted cauliflower or smoked brisket is what I want with this one.
Faustino Rioja 2010. Famous for their Faustino 1, which is a Gran Reserva, their entry level rioja should not be left behind. It is an older vintage, with more leather and tobacco focus than any of the above. Since it has a more rustic flavor profile, I think a glass with some Jamón Iberico freshly shaved would be my first choice. We do have some pre-sliced 3 year aged Fermin Jamón on our shelves if you don’t have a whole Jamón, a proper holder and 79 people to serve it to.
How much does so much apparent value cost? $7.99 a bottle for any of the above, plus 10% if you buy six or more.
Have a great week and relax, hopefully with some red wine,