Bodegas Atalaya "Laya" Red

$ 9.99 $ 11.99
Bodegas Atalaya was founded in 2007 by the Gil Family with the focus on producing wines from Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell that flourish in the area.  The Laya Red is a 90+ point wine from Parker's Wine Advocate in almost every vintage (as it is this year) and really over-delivers for the price. A blend of Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) and Monastrell (Mourvèdre) bush vines raised mostly in stainless steel tanks. The medium-high intensity nose is fruit forward and ripe with blueberry, bramble, black tea, and savory aromas. It's medium+ bodied on the sweetish palate with more ripe blueberry, blackberry, and black tea flavors with some savoryness and touches of pepper spice. It has fresh, juicy acidity and polished tannins that offer a subtle, textural grip, along with some warmth on the mid-palate.