So, on my last wine run, I met a couple that was looking
for a particular wine that was supposed to be good for your
heart. Now, we've all heard that claim before, but I
decided to try a bottle anyway. Usually, it's not just the
wine, but people's overall diet and activity levels as well.
This grape/varietal has several different versions, like
Tempranillo depending upon both the alcohol content and the
aging. This batch was aged in oak for two years, and has an
alcohol content of 13.5%; if it were over 15% then it would
be classified a 'Superiore.'
In any case, this wine should be consumed with food, as
it is rather dry, and you definitely get the oak character
from it. Weirdly enough, the tannins are there but not too
assaulting on the palate. After the initial oak 'bite' you
can get some dark fruits such as currants from this wine.
The nose is rather pronounced, a result of the long aging in
oak, but it's more similar in smell to a Rainwater Madeira,
or even a Sercal.
This wine would go great with spicy foods as well as red