Bodegas Juan Ramon Lozano is a premium wine producer in Spain which sources its fruit from a few key regions: La Carrasca, La Numancia, El Corral, El Ventorro and Los Andreus. It features some of the more popular spanish grapes such as Granacha, Macabeo, Verdejo and Tempranillo – this wine is Tempranillo-based.
With an alcohol level of only 12.5% – this wine presents itself in a rather old-world, low alcohol fashion which I’m personally a big fan of.
Nose: Blueberries and blackberries mixed with some vanilla spice, rubarb and faint hints of elderberry blossom. I also pick up hints of black licorice and bubbleyum.
Taste: Good fruit on the front which gets dry across the mid-palate. It finishes with black pepper-dusted plums and cherries. Hints of eucolyptus also linger quite nicely on the finish – this is a pretty well-balanced wine which is drinking rather well at this time – it has had wide-spread availability around the country, so finding a bottle shouldn’t prove too difficult.
It’s not the best spanish wine I’ve had, but at just under $12, it is breaking into being a value-play.