Las Barracas Gran Reserva Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

At Ramón Roqueta’s acclaimed bodega in Catalunya, they passionately uphold the uniquely Spanish custom of long barrel aging and cellaring of their finest reds. Ramón himself is a big name in the region, and was just hailed as 2016’s Best Winemaker of the Year by the Catalan Association of Sommeliers. His luxurious Las Barracas Gran Reserva is one of our most popular Spanish reds, and the 2009 vintage has been released at its delicious peak, with layers of mellow, mature flavors.

The Roqueta family cellar actually dates all the way back to 1199 (that isn’t a typo), so there’s no shortage of tradition and expertise behind this venerable red. They regularly score medals in Spain and across Europe – and we’re delighted to bring their wines to the United States.

Las Barracas is named for the ancient stone huts dotting the family’s vineyards (tool sheds also once used for sheltering vineyard workers during hot afternoons). It is a blend of 60 percent Tempranillo (the great grape of Rioja) and 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the family’s property in Catalunya. Look for classic aromas and flavors of dried red and black fruits, with layer after layer of vanilla, toasted coconut, tobacco leaf and leather. It’s perfect with rich, rice-based dishes such as a paella with chorizo and chicken, or with grilled lamb.




Tempranillo-based blend