For the next few weeks, every wine question you will be asking (and every question we will be hearing) is going to involve what will go with Thanksgiving dinner. So for at least one last day we wanted to break out a wine that was decidedly NOT one for the traditional holiday table. For Thanksgiving you are looking for a wine that would play nice with turkey and the wide variety of side dishes; this would blow apart the turkey with a 12-gauge shotgun, and use the feathers to stuff a pillow. And then hit you with the pillow. A delicious wine in its own right, but built for much heartier foods. Now if a lot of beef or venison is on the menu at your house, by all means keep this in mind, and kudos for resisting the status quo.
Bodegas Breca is owned by importer Jorge Ordonez, who almost single-handedly introduced to this style of Garnacha from Spain over the last two decades. Ancient vineyards of low yielding vines, lots of time in oak, and very little filtration resulting in dozens of full throttle wines that, if you are a fan of the style, deliver huge value. Certain sites have better potential to pull out more complexity than others, and this has routinely shown to be one of the special ones. Deer and dark in the glass, the aromas immediately burst out of the glass with loads of blackberry, dark cherries and mocha. As it opens up more subtle spices and a variety of red and black fruit emerge, dispelling the myth that these types of wines are one trick ponies and all they have to offer is size. The palate is unsurprisingly equally intense, at first full of deep black fruits but becoming drier as it settles in, with a finish mostly of dark roast and pepper. A wine that doesn't apologize for taking no prisoners.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!