Case of the Week – Honest, Easy Drinking, Spicy Spanish Red – For those of you who missed out on the great deal that was Bodegas Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha (it sold out), the last case of the week, here’s another delicious Grenache-based wine from Campo de Borja. Founded in 1984, Bodegas Aragonesas is a cooperative of small family farms and growers, and like Bodegas Borsao, their focus is on great quality at great prices. Their 2012 Don Ramon is exactly that, and it’s our Case of the Week. Here’s the deal:
2012 Bodegas Aragonesas Don Ramon Tinto
Regular Price: $8.99/bottle
Buy 12+ Bottles: $7.64/bottle (15% off)
Buy 6-11 Bottles: $8.09/bottle (10% off)
This is not a wine that’s going to win any major awards or wine competitions, but it’s just plain delicious. From 50+ year old vineyards in the warm and dry Campo de Borja region of Spain, just south of Rioja and Navarra, it’s a blend of 75% Garnacha and 25% Tempranillo aged in American oak for 3 months. From the cool retro label to the super tasty juice inside of the bottle, this is a great one to have around the house for parties, cookouts and casual drinking.
It pours a nice ruby/crimson color and right off the bat, this smells like old school Spanish wine. Earthy, spicy cherry, strawberry and plum aromas lead into a soft, juicy and spicy palate of ripe fruit, gentle tannin, white pepper and just a kiss of toasty oak. There’s not much more to say about this one other than that you should buy at least a case! Stop by to pick some up or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put some aside for you until you can make it by. Oh yeah, we’ve also got a limited number of 5 liter bottles available for sale at just $74.99 per. Talk about a party in a bottle!