Carmelo Pena Santana Ikewen 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A good weeknight red.

Producer/Winery: Carmelo Peña Santana; Santa Brigida, Spain.

Grape Variety: Listan Negro.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Gran Canaria; Canary Islands, Spain.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Loaded baked potato with ham, peppers and onions, broccoli and Cheddar cheese.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a light purple rim. Strong wet wood, cherry and sliced California Wonder pepper aromas. A slight edge on entry, fresh & lively stainless steel tasting mouthfeel, light body and a 100-grit texture. Gobs of sour cherry, tart cranberry and juicy raspberry flavors. Abundant vibrant acidity, fine grained tannins that have a light grip in the long tart cherry tasting finish. WOW, very aromatic, fresh as a frosty spring morning and filled with fruit flavors, but not very well balanced…it was VERY acidic. As we sipped this wine we both said it had a lot going for it and drank well both with and without food. In the end we called it a good weeknight red.

Carmelo Santana in his Canary Island vineyard
Photo from Canarias 7.

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Jose Pastor Selections; Richmond, California.