Yellow + Blue makes some of the Wine Curmudgeon ?s favorite cheap wine. The malbec is in the $10 Hall of Fame, and the torrontes would be if I could find it in more stores. The third entry in the producer ?s line, a Spanish rose, is another terrific $10 wine.
The rose, like the other two wines, is made with organic grapes and comes in a 1-liter juice box. It lists for about $13, which works out to $10 a bottle. It's a dry wine, more cranberry than strawberry, as befits a Spanish rose. It also has a surprisingly long mineral finish, which you don't usually find with this style of wine. My only criticism is that it isn ?t quite up to the level of the malbec and torrontes, but that ?s no fault of this wine. It ?s because the malbec and torrontes are so well made. One caveat: Availability may be a problem. I ?m told that it ?s a special order in the Dallas area.
Drink this chilled on its own, or with any late summer or early fall dinner. It ?s also interesting enough to bring it out for roast chicken and roast turkey.