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An inexpensive pair from Spain


Given the rate at which we have been spending money  to prepare our current house for sale, I expanded my purchases below the $11 per bottle mark.  Both of the wines featured in this post are worth drinking.  At only $9 the 2013 Bodegas Ignacio Marin, Duque de Medina, Garnacha, Cariñena offers an articulate nose, black fruit, and attractive greenhouse notes.  It will not hold your interest for more than two glasses so think of it as a wine to drink while you clean your paint brushes or prepare dinner. For just a Dollar more the 2013 Bodegas Castaño, Monastrell, Yecla has attractive aromas and flavors infused with crushed orange skin.  This flavor works very well with the tart red fruit and in the end, will hold the interest of you and your friends until the bottle is finished.  At only $10 per bottle I find that incredible.  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2013 Bodegas Ignacio Marin, Duque de Medina, Garnacha, Cariñena – $9
Imported by South River Imports.  This wine is 100% Garnacha. Alcohol 13%.  The nose revealed articulated aromas of black fruit with a slight greenhouse aromas.  In the mouth were ripe, textured flowers and black fruit that was delivered in a more linear fashion.  The acidity and dryness were noticeable in the second half before the greenhouse notes came out on the palate.  The dry structure was appropriate before the aftertaste of minerals and dry extract.  ** Now-2017.

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2013 Bodegas Castaño, Monastrell, Yecla – $10
Imported by Eric Solomon/European Cellars.  This wine is 100% Monastrell sourced from old vines on limestone soils.  Alcohol 13.5%.  There was a slowly building nose of crushed, orange skin and floral aromas.  Nice!  In the mouth were orange citrus infused flavors of red tart fruit.  There were dry, gum drying tannins, and floral, lifted flavors.  A pretty wine.  ** Now-2016.

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