SRP of $8 and available for as low as $6. Sample received for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“The soft, berry flavors of old-vine Grenache (85%) meets the depth and complexity of Syrah (15%) in this full and friendly wine from the Campo de Borja DO in Northeastern Spain. Located between the Sierra de Moncayo mountain range and the Ebro River valley, this historic region has produced wine since the late 12th century. The continental climate is mitigated by the “cierzo” wind that cools the vineyards nightly. Los Dos’s round, fruit-forward palate of cherries and blackberries and carries through to a refined, lengthy finish. Los Dos pairs perfectly with casual fare, such as pizza, hamburgers, and ribs.
As you may have noticed, Spain is taking over our Top 10 Reds list with amazing wines that sell for under $10. Today we have another perfect example, this time from Aragon, Spain which is just to the west of such renowned wine producing regions as Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Navarra and also very close to Calatayud. Needless to say, it certainly sounds like a very promising area!
The name of today’s wine, Los Dos, means both — thus both Grenache and Syrah which just so happen to be two of my very favorite grapes! However, it isn’t as easy as just slapping these two grapes together, the execution has to be there to create a truly tasty wine. Let’s see if today’s selection can continue the winning streak for Spain.
The 2010 Los Dos Grenache + Syrah begins with lovely aromas of blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit, pepper and some deep floral notes. Tasting the wine reveals a smooth and silky wine that is easy to drink but also layered with juicy and savory fruit, excellent tannins and a bit of pepper and spice. It quite simply tastes wonderful and has excellent balance. This one will pair with lots of everyday foods and would even be a great option for Thanksgiving dinner. It ends with a fantastic, long finish with more savory fruit flavors and a nice peppery burst of spice. An awesome wine and another Spanish wonder!
Overall Rating: 8.5
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