I first fell in love with crianza at Punch, 20th &
Broadway, in NYC, so trying this one wasn't out of my
character. While crianzas are generally very dry, harking
back to the areas in which the grape comes from, this one
has only a light dry taste, with a smooth finish lasting at
least ten seconds.
This wine hits you with it's nice berry aspect, and its
sublime spices. This is not a wine to drink by itself, but
is probably best taken with meats and/or cheeses, not
fruit. I think that this would go best with some jerk
chicken, or some other spicy meats, or even a nice grilled
grouper... or some southern catfish.
My advice is chuck your Merlot, and try this one during