La Bruja de Rozas 2020
Sierra de Gredos, Spain
$34.99 / $31.99 on 3+ (code 3saves3)
94 pts Robert Parker
The first red to be bottled and sold is the 2020 La Bruja de Rozas, which feels a little more reductive this year. The grapes were picked before the torrential rains, so the wine shows a little riper than the wines that were picked after (the single vineyards). It's flinty and with a note of struck match, with good ripeness at 14.5% alcohol. This is always aromatic and floral, pale and surprisingly ethereal and expressive, a very pleasant and surprising wine that tends to please most people. This is the wine that I buy in volume, as it's a superb introduction to the Comando G portfolio and style at a very good price. Even though the nose is never short of spectacular, to me the signature here is the super fine grainy tannins from the decomposed granite soils. This goes back to the freshness of 2016 and 2018, perhaps a little rounder and less herbal, somewhere in between the two vintages. 43,175 bottles were filled in late August and early September 2021.
The Not So Little One - The Village Wine
SKIP your "value" the Pinot Noir/Bourgogne red for the spring and get a case of this "Village Wine" made from old vines at 50-80 years from purchased fruit and from the Comando G vines, all 100% Gredos but accessible now from sandy soils and slightly lower altitudes!
There has been a huge following of these wines and the single-vineyard wines we hope to get in the shop this spring. But for now, back up the truck and take advantage of this HUGE US low price!