The Iberian peninsula still offers its share of wine deals.
In the under $10 bargain bin, two of my recent picks are Filon 2010 and El Posadero 2009.
Young Filon 2010 (100% Garnacha) from Bodegas Terra Sigilata in D.O Catalayud born in arid conditions at high altitude is ripe and ready, clocks in at 14,5% alcohol. This Spanish red from 30 year old vines will pleasantly surprise guests at your next party.
El Posadero 2009 (85% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah) hails from D.O Vinos de Madrid and is the creation of Manuel Martinez of Vinos Jeromin. Tempranillo comes from 60 year old vines at 2100 feet, a tight wine.
It calls for rabbit or game in food pairing department.
Pour these two unpretentious wines and a smile will appear on your guests faces.