Bodegas Ateca Atteca, 2007
This old vine garnacha from the Calatayud region of Spain represents another great value and proves you can get interesting and delicious wines for way under $20.00. The garnacha grapes are from 80-120 year-old vines and this Atteca is aged in oak barrels for 10 months before being bottled. This is another fine wine from the Jorge Ordonez Selection. This is a full bodied wine with a deep red/purple color and a nose of fresh raspberry, cherries and wet rock. On the palate there is ripe red raspberry jam, black plum, cranberry, leather and some spicy pepper. This is a big wine with great personality. This Spanish red is quite jammy and zesty and the delicious fruit flavors are blanketed in smooth tannins and finished with a touch of creamy oak. This wine can pair well with any hearty or spicy meal or would be great for a backyard barbeque. Actually, I think this wine would be great anytime! This wine can be found in the Seattle area for about $15. Seek out this lovely old vine garancha from Bodegas Ateca.