Category Archives: Spain

2013 Rubus Prieto Picudo Rose

Rubus is the private label of importer Fran Kysela, who brings in some ridiculous value wines when he’s importing other people’s stuff. Without a middle man, some of these Rubus wines are high value indeed. This is the best value … Continue reading

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2009 Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica

There’s a ton of perfectly fine sub $10 bottles of red Spanish wine in the world right now, much of it with the kind of high professional scores that help sell bottles. This is one of the better ones. Relatively … Continue reading

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2011 Fuego Garnacha

If you’re remotely interested in value wines, this one probably needs no introduction. The 2011 got crazy press, and now seems to fly off the shelf as soon as it’s restocked. At $7 to $9 a bottle, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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2010 Ponce Buena Pinta

This might be my favorite bottle of Spanish wine ever. And it’s $20. Not the biggest, probably not the most complex and certainly not the most crowd pleasing, it is nevertheless 100% awesome and right in the sweet spot for … Continue reading

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2010 Bodegas Breca Garnacha ‘Breca’

I’ll admit that I bought this wine almost entirely because the Wine Advocate called it something along the lines of the finest wine value in the history of the universe. (Seriously, it’s something stupid like that. Look it up.) And, … Continue reading

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2010 Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha

This is a pretty popular wine. You may have seen it at your wine store and better grocery stores. It’s not going to blow your mind, but it’s very enjoyable. Lighter than a lot of its Spanish brethren. It tastes … Continue reading

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2011 Borsao Tinto

Another ridiculous deal. In fact, you can pretty much copy and paste everything I wrote about the 2011 Tarima. Same single-digit price tag, similar gaudy scores from the tastemakers. And while this is Garnacha, as opposed to the Tarima’s Monastrell, … Continue reading

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