A few months back, I wrote a slightly tongue-in-cheek post about not being able to drink Grand Cru wines everyday. I wish I could drink Grand Cru everyday, but I find myself having to drink like the proletariat more often than not. There ya go...I worked some Marxist terminology into a blog post! Marx liked his wine, though (and single malt scotch), so I suppose the reference fits.
2009 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha. These Bodegas Barsao wines are widely available and they are consistently good buys. Prefect wines when you want to open a decent $10 bottle of wine at a party where no one really wants to think too much about the wine. This wine isn't overextracted with syrupy fruit, or overoaked, as one often finds in mass produced "supermarket wines" (as my buddy Thirsty South might say). It's a juicy blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Tempranillo. I got my bottles at Ansley Kroger for all of $10. Got get some, embrace your inner Marxist, and drink like the proletariat!