Synopsis, Our Opinion: It was an OUTSTANDING Rioja!!!
Producer/Winery: Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha; Baños de Río Tobía, Spain.
Grape Variety: Grenache.
Geographic Appellation: Rioja, Spain.
Price: $28.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roast beef in Marsala gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli with garlic and lemon juice.
Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Opaque, dark purple color with a slightly lighter rim. Jumping up and down WOW aroma…warm Pennsylvania mushroom house smell with lots of cherry, raspberry and hints of smoke. A powerful, yet smooth, strong medium body and an opulent mouth-feel; concentrated and layered raspberry, cherry and sweet spice flavors that stay through the long finish that’s full of fine structured tannins, just the right amount of acidity and a dry finish with a slightly peppery end. This was an unbelievably intense, but elegant wine and a truly MEMORABLE Rioja. Sipping this wine was like a 10 second quarter mile in a Super Seven…wild, jumping and exhilarating at the beginning, intoxicating euphoria half way through and in just a blink of the eye, catching your breath and regaining your composure after the finish…WOW what a ride!!! It was an OUTSTANDING Rioja!!!
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 50428 21337 6
Imported by: C & P Wines; New York, New York.