Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Taste of Spain

Another find on the recent out of state excursion was a 2006 El Jamon, Crianza, Tempranillo  Do Carinena from the Aragon region of Spain.  Nice aromas of tart red fruit, dusty earth and hints of oak.  Medium bodied wine with a silky mouth feel.  Lots of cherries and berries, a little taste of earth and a decent dose of tannin and acid at the end. Nicely balanced wine that just pleasant to drink.

Dinner was a pan seared and oven roasted tri-tip beef roast with a Romesco sauce of tomatoes, peppers, almonds, garlic, pimenton and olive oil.  Good little wine and a good meal to go with it.  The best "critter label wine" I've had for awhile.

$12 and 13% alcohol.


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