Tri-tip steak Friday night with Romesco sauce. We went with a Spanish wine, a 2005 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza.
Interesting color in the glass, reddish brown with a slight bit of purple, as though someone mixed some rust color into the wine. Wonderful nose of dirt and red cherries.
Full flavored with the cherries, a bit of cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and a wonderful taste of totally clean and dry earth. Great acidity, good tannin and a very well balanced wine. For $20 it's priced just about right.
Finished it off last night and it was still fresh and good.