Weirdly juicy and fruity, while oddly dry, but with a cool label

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brand NameRamon Bilboa
Wine NameVolteo
Vintage (Year)
AVATierra de Castilla
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
Wine GroupsLovely reds
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

It's at least eighty degrees in the house, which is above the optimum temperature of serving red wine, which is around 63 degrees Farenheit (yes, the fan is blowing but I've gotta somehow install central air in this old rowhouse next year). Funnier still is that this wine has a label that shows a blue outline when it is in the temperature; I will have to put it in the fridge to test it.

I had this with an interesting garlic steak, and it proved a great companion! This wine has both all of the pleasure derived from the tastes of berries and dark plums from the Cabernet Sauvignon, but also has the dry aspects of the Tempranillo varietal. The body is middle of the road/scale, and the finish is a dry that lasts for at least ten seconds.

This wine reminds me of the Sour Patch kid commercials where the bear cuts off the girls hair, then apologizes and hugs her. This is not the first blend of these two grapes that I have had, but as of yet, it's the most interesting.

This wine would be great with any grilled meats or any red meats, but it would be great with either game or spicy wings. Try this with anything spicy at all, especially Asian cuisine.


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