2002 San Alejandro Los Rocas Garnacha de San Alejandro
Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.6%
Price at time of purchase: $6.99 (K&L)
Type: Spanish red
Principal varietal(s): Grenache

Another reason Parker's "Wine Advocate" is worth its weight in gold. Along with the $600 Leroy Burgundies you can find inexpensive gems like this one that you'd never try otherwise. This is a stupendous buy for $6.99 -- and, since it's been Parkerized, probably hard to find. (K&L sold out in one day.) This wine still has a touch of youthful austerity, but with airing it shows a wonderful nose of cherries, red currants, vanilla, flowers, Herbes de Provence, and lots of ground black pepper. Medium bodied, excellent balance, with a chewy finish of meat and black cherry. May be under-rated if it continues to develop. - WB team 2004-04-06


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