Are you looking for a solid red wine to please your palate for under ten bucks? Heck, isn’t everyone?
Some of the best wine values today — particularly in the single-digit price category — are coming from “unknown” grapes and “undiscovered” areas of Spain. For example, Altos del Cuco (pronounced coo-coe) is from an area within the Penedes called Yecla, made from a blend of Monastrell, Syrah, and Tempranillo.
But where the heck is Yecla? What the hell is Monastrell? And why would you trust the importer of a wine to tell you it’s a great value?
The last question is a good one — we’re biased. So you are encouraged to visit Steve Paulo’s blog Notes from the Cellar, where he answers all of those questions and describes Altos del Cuco as a “Scrumptious Spanish Sipper“, as well as “eminently drinkable, and thoroughly enjoyable”.