Sommelier David picked quite a wine to round out 2011. Don’t let the label confuse you; this isn’t your grandmother’s wine. That is of course, unless your grandmother is a wintery, rich Spanish woman, who is both full of tannins and tastes of baked apple and cherry. But I feel safe assuming that’s not the case.
According to David, the “Alvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2009 is a great introduction to a winery that produces some of the best priorat wines out there.” Priorat DOQ wines is a designation from the Spanish government that identifies wines from Priorat county (south-west of Catalonia). The area is special because of the black slate and quartz in which the vines grow.
So you are asking yourself, “exactly how much would a wine with this sort of pedigree cost?” About $18. Yep. That’s it.