Another Calatayud Garnacha that easily over-delivers for the price, the Rubus Proprietary Reserve Red.
90% Garnacha and 10% Syrah from 35+ year-old vines in Calatayud, Spain. (60% of the wine comes from vines that are over 50 years old.) Part of the wine is aged in French oak barrels.
Sample submitted for review. The Rubus Proprietary Reserve Red (made by Bodega Nino Jesus) has an SRP of $13 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
The Rubus wines have been carefully selected by Fran Kysela MS to capture some of the world's great wines from great regions.
This blend of red varietals combine to produce a flavoursome and mouth-filling wine rich in blackberry and plum fruits. Aromas of subtle spice, berry fruits and fruit cake characters on the nose will have this wine pair well with grilled meats, lamb, duck or barbecue pork.
The 2016 Rubus Proprietary Reserve Red opens with a pleasing aroma of blackberry, plum and spice plus a little vanilla and balsamic. The wine tastes smooth and easy with plenty of juicy and tart fruit. Excellent touches of spice and minerality lead into the long, dry finish. This is a really solid example of the type of Calatayud Garnacha that consistently over-delivers for the price.
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