DO Alicante, Spain; made with organic grapes
60% Syrah, 20% Monastrell (Mourvedre), 20% Garnacha (Grenache); Screw cap
$4 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 4 Oct. No longer there.
This sold out pretty quickly at the Berkeley store, so I’ve put off writing it up, but I hope some folks are still interested. If you see it, it’s very good for the price.
Although tasty enough at first pour, the lighter and tarter fruit and the tannic body indicated it needed air. Finally, after about two hours in a decanter, the fruit darkened to be dominated by mildly tangy blueberry and blackberry / black raspberry, with some redder complexities, and nice funky earth. It’s only ever medium-bodied, but the fruit and tannin give it a soft texture. It’s neither totally fruit-forward modern winemaking, nor traditional Spanish restrained wine, and is quite good.