Tempranillo Spain Rioja Red Wine
Tastes like: Red fruits, strawberry
Pairs with: Jamón serrano, lightly grilled meats, roasts, hard cheeses
Good for: Weeknight sipper, weekend dinner parties
Drink this: Now through 2015
Spanish wines are popular for good reason. Many of them offer tremendous quality at everyday prices. In that regard, the 2011 Monte Araya Rioja is one of my greatest finds. This red, made from the Tempranillo grape, is incredibly delicious and food-friendly. But the astonishing thing about this wine is the price; it's affordable enough to stock up on by the half case or case. And it's versatile enough to serve as either a weeknight sipper or weekend dinner-party pour. Grab an armful of this easy-to-love Rioja so you'll always have a couple bottles on hand.
On the nose and palate, this medium-bodied red shows plush red fruit, such as strawberry, and on the finish, plenty of earth flavors join the mix. This red is a slam dunk with with jamón serrano, lightly grilled meats, roasts and hard cheeses, such as Manchego. This wine is shining brightly now, and it will continue to drink well through 2015.
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