Bodegas Breca Breca 2014
Wine AdvocateFor a tad more money, the 2014 Breca, which is 100% bush-vine Grenache planted 1900-1940, is another take on this fabulous grape that flourishes in many areas of Spain as well as Southern France. This wine spent 18 months sur lie in 500- to 600-liter French demi-muids. A deep ruby/plum color offers up notes of jammy strawberries, black cherries, raspberries, licorice, underbrush and lavender. It is deep, ripe, medium to full-bodied, heady (must be 14.5-15% natural alcohol) with a long, juicy finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
Wine SpectatorPlum and cassis flavors mingle with black olive, espresso and tar notes in this firm red, which is dense, showing rather grippy tannins and a slightly hot finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made.