A Wine for Tonight: 2007 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha

By Kori ~ January 6th, 2011.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2007 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha from the Calatayud region of Spain.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Bodegas San Alejandro, founded in 1962, is located in Miedes, Spain. It is a cooperative comprised of 350 associates. Their Las Rocas range of wines was first released in 2003 and was specifically produced to appeal to the American market. This Las Rocas Garnacha has been a consistent favorite of ours through the years and delivers serious bang for your buck.

“Deep ruby colored with a gorgeous nose. Attractive aromas of kirsch, raspberries, pepper and melted liquorice. Full flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. Medium to full bodied, fruit driven sumptuously-textured and long aftertaste.” –Bodegas San Alejandro

2007 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha (D.O. Calatayud, Spain): 100% Grenache. Medium deep ruby red in color. Very aromatic with road tar, earth, and spice on the nose. Loads of red fruits and spice come through on the palate. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity, medium drying tannins, and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Fred Meyer (Seattle, Washington), $11.79; Available elsewhere, $7 to $14

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Grenache, Red Wine, Spanish Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

Reader's Comments

  1. Sean | January 9th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Have you ever tried a wine called Sasyr? It’s fantastic but I’ve never found other than the night I tried it!

  2. Kori | January 12th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Sasyr is made by Italian producer Rocca delle Macie. I haven’t tried it myself. Here’s a link that might provide some more information for you: http://www.roccadellemacie.com/en/vini-rossi.php?ids=22. Cheers!