This is my 100th post, and I wanted to go back to my roots and write about a wine from Spain. I consumed mostly Spanish wines when I first started drinking wine and still enjoy a nice Spanish vino but being in California it is tough to find a good selection of Spanish wines! I did find this tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and loved the notes on it. Can’t resist a good tempranillo :-)
On the nose… blackberries, coffee, and spicy chocolate. This wine smells exotic and rich. The mouthfeel is round and ripe, and the finish is definitely berry-esque with more bite emerging. The finish has lingering acidity and I think this wine would be great paired with some Spanish tapas (of course!) and pork. I’m excited to try more tempranillo from Ribera del Duero!