Sample submitted for review. SRP of $8 and widely available for $7. Imported by Winebow.
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.
We last reviewed today's wine with the 2010 vintage, which we loved: Los Dos Grenache + Syrah 2010 - Another Spanish Wonder. Let's see how the 2012 vintage measures up.
The 2012 Almira Los Dos Grenache + Syrah begins with excellent aromas of blackberry and blueberry plus a little pepper and violet. The wine tastes smooth and silky with tons of juicy fruit (blueberry, raspberry and a little cranberry), spice and pepper and offers good acidity. Dry and a bit chewy tannins lead into the long, juicy and spicy finish. An excellent value once again!
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