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Dry and spicy, but sexily saucy after decanting

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Brand NameAgricolas Aguaza
Wine NameSa Ra Da
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAAlmansa
CountrySpain
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeRed Blend
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

It's winter, and as that I have been trying to try more red wines lately. The key thing that I am seeing with a lot of more interesting reds, regardless of the price is that you have to adequately let them breathe, and that means decanting them for at least thirty minutes to an hour. And in this case, this started as a wine that I hated, but forced myself to try different ways.

I can't tell you what's in this wine because no matter where I search, I don't get a good answer; I am thinking that the prime grape is Monastrell. This is an extremely dry wine, heavy with tannins, but on the flip side, there is a spicyness combined with the taste of currants. The spice being more indicative of nutmeg and ground sage.

This wine is for dry wine lovers only.

 

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