A crianza using Merlot and Cab - great when decanted

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brand NameBodegas Roqueta
Wine NameBacasis
Vintage (Year)2005
AVAPla de Bages
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Crianza is usually a term that is associated [over here] with Tempranillo, but it is a process; which means that the wine has spent a year in oak barrels. It is that word that got me interested in this wine, actually thinking that Tempranillo was part of the blend.

Anyway, this wine is just Merlot and Cab, but with the aging in oak for a year, it gives it a less-bodied feel, delivering more tannin and dryness. I taste more cherry with slight hints of cocoa powder, but while the wine is dry, it's not too dry.

I had this following a sirloin steak, and would say that it would be good with spicy red meats and maybe even spicy cheeses.


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