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Spanish Preview

Mar 15, 2017

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Al will be going to Spain later this spring, and he is boning up on some of the lesser known regions. For this week's program he is looking at Alicante, Jumilla, Bierzo, and Calatayud.

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Cuatro Paso Mencia, D.O. Bierzo '10  

Strikingly similar to California merlot, a soft, opulent flavor-filled red.

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20 

Tarima Hill Monastrell D.O. Alicante '11 

Spanish mourvedre, big, deep and loaded with flavor.

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20 

Carchello Jumill '13  

Drinks and smells like a lower alcohol Amarone, rich, decadent and up-to-date.

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20

Breca Old Vines Garnacha, Calatayud '11

A big brawny wine, everything you could ask for in garnacha/grenache.

Quality: ★★★

Price Range: Less than $20; VALUE