A great basic Spanish red wine for an unbeatable price at Costco!
Today I’m reviewing the Don Ramon Oak Aged Red wine from Costco. This is available at Costco liquor in Western Canada. I’ve reviewed a few other red wines from Costco such as the Chateau La Rose Du Pin Boredeux 2018, Kim Crawford 2018 New Zealand Pinot Noir and Costco Infinitor Winemakers Selection Malbec.
This is a good standard table wine. The bottle indicates it has 75% Granacha and 25% Tempranillo which are the variety of grapes used in this wine.
After doing some google researach Tempranillo grapes make full-bodied red wines and have fruity characteristics like fig and plum as well as other characteristics like cedar. Granacha grapes apparantly make some of the worlds best wines and have characterics like strawberry, raspberry, tobacco and cinnamon.
This definitely has a slightly fruity flavor, is dry, has a light balsamic flavor and also a hint of spice. It’s medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. I could also taste the oak. I would serve this with red meat or a charcuterie board. I would say this is a good basic, easy to drink Spanish red wine.
The 750 ml bottle at Costco is sold for only $10.89 Canadian.
This would pair well with beef, pasta, veal or poultry. The wine has a cork and after pulling the cork out the cork expanded so I wasn’t able to recork my wine after.
I guess I have to look into buying one of those wine stoppers! This would make a nice gift for someone you don’t really know well but knows drinks red wine because I think it’s a pretty standard, basic, tasty red.
Red wine has a ton of health benefits due to the high content of antioxidants, these health benefits include reducing the risk of cancer, reducing inflammation and blood clotting.
However alcohol consumption being healthy or not is a personal opinion so I’ll leave it to you to rate the nutrition on this!
Give it a try!
Although this isn’t the most amazing red I’ve tasted it’s a solid Spanish red from Costco for the price.
Would you try this wine Do you have a favorite wine from Costco?
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