365 Days of Wine
Tuesday. $8. Pretty darn good stuff.
January 12, 2010
So, I stopped by my local HEB and perused the "Steve's Pick's". My buddy Steve really has cornered the market on good wines under $10. I grabbed this one I hadn't tried before.
Cruz de Piedra Garnacha 2008 Calatayud. $8. I figured, what the heck? The nose is soft, clean red fruits, touch of cherry and a warm red licorice tone. The palate is soft and lush but not heavy. Good red fresh fruits, soft acids that show up well on the finish, and a touch of fresh forest floor earthiness. Pretty darned impressive for $8. This one goes on the "buy this again list". Great with almost anything you'll have on a Tuesday night: burgers, steaks, red pasta sauces, lasagna or pizza, chicken cacciatore...you get the picture.
I love finding these gems!
Cheers from Yr. Mst Hmbl & Obdt Srvt
Austin Wine Guy