100% Old Vine Garnacha for $7 is Winner – Atteca 2013

The Atteca 2013

A review and recommendation from Vintage Wine Taster Mike

tasting notes atteca 2013

Atteca Old Vines $6.99 – 89 Points

The Grocery Outlet strikes again. The Atteca 2013 sells elsewhere for an average price of $16. Just check out Wine-Searcher.com to see for yourself. Wine.com sells the Atteca 2013 for $14.99. This wine is produced by Bodegas Ateca and is one of the wineries owned by the Juan Gil Family. The Atteca 2013 is 100% Garnacha from old vines from the wine region of Calatayud, near the city of Zaragoza, Spain. The wine has been aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.

Tasting Notes Atteca 2013 – 89 Points

  • Very dark red color
  • Huge aromatics of dark plum, berry and earth elements
  • Wide and long on the palate and still quite young
  • This can cellar for another 5-6 years easily
  • Tannins are well integrated and there is a solid central element of acidity which keeps each glass expansive in flavors.

At $6.99 a bottle, this is a huge “bang for the buck”.  This makes it even more fun to drink.  There is nothing short about this bottle except for the low price.  Once again, there are no California counterparts anywhere near this quality for less than $25 and up. I am heading back to the Grocery Outlet to buy more. It’s that kind of a wine deal. Reminder to our readers that each Grocery Outlet selects their wine inventory from the main warehouse. That means, depending on the wine clerk at the Grocery Outlet, the Atteca may or may not be on the shelves at a particular store. Call your local Grocery Outlet and ask if they carry the Atteca 2013. Here is a link to the spec sheet on the Atteca.

Food Pairing with the Atteca

We had a delicious meat sausage with this wine and it was a perfect pairing. I also would serve the Atteca with a seafood Paella. The spices of Paprika and Saffron make this wine shine even more. Here is a great recipe for Paella.

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