Grape Variety: Prieto Picudo.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Castilla y León, Spain.
Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Potato, ham, onion and green pepper casserole.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a light purple rim. Wet wood, cherry, black pepper, smoke and a touch of petroleum aromas. Lively, energetic and spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 60-grit texture. Plenty of spicy cherry flavors, a bit juicy, but rich mature fruit tastes. Very nice medium acidity, firm tannins and a huge bitter cherry finish that had a wonderful earth and smoke aftertaste. WOW no shrinking violet here, this was a potent red wine that was filled with flavors and mouthfeel. GREAT with the food, but a little much as a sipping wine. In the end we both commented that we wished there were more bottles of this in our cellar. It was an OUTSTANDING week-night red.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 0 180010 000754
Imported by: Bonhomie Wine Imports; South Orange, New Jersey.