I don’t know if I’ve told you how much my husband and I enjoy Tempranillo! It’s been a while since we treated ourselves to one, especially since I’ve been focusing my education on South American wines. But it was time to relive an old favorite.
So, we tried a new one! haha I have to say I was taken by the garnet and gold looking label (Go Noles!), but the deep cherry (or garnet?) color was also a good sign. I”m still developing my nose (I’d love to take a class), but I picked up hints of earth (not surprising for an Old World wine), cherries, raspberries, strawberries and plums. The flavor did not disappoint! The texture was velvety smooth and elegant with notes of jam and youthful fruit. The limestone allows the old vines (about 60-90 years) to grow deep roots and enjoy a good supply of water without diluting the flavors of the grapes.
We sipped on the wine in the company of good friends and live music. I can’t think of anything better to complement! Except perhaps some cheese, olives, and even hummus!