Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2010 Tranco

Spanish wines are some of the best bargains available today and this is one you cannot pass up.  The 2010 Tranco is a blend of 75% Monastrell and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yecla region of southeast Spain.  Monastrell is probably better known as Mouvedre when grown in France.  All of the grapes in this wine are organically farmed at high elevations.  The wine has 14% A.C.  Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate has called it a "marvelous bargain" and rated it a 90 score.

The wine only aged in French and American oak for 3 months but the wine is now 3 years old.  It has a rich, spicy, fruity, complex flavor which compares well with California wines that cost twice as much.  I think this vintage is even better than the 2009 which was previously available.

This wine sells for $6.99 at Costco.  If you can find a better wine for less than $7, please let me know.