Friday, February 5, 2016

Marques de Grinon, Caliza Red, 2010

Following the CUNE Rioja and the paella (see below), this Marques de Grinon beauty was served to accompany puchero, a traditional Spanish stew. The smells and flavors of both the wine and the stew still linger in my memory.

Caliza is from grapes grown on limestone soil, 70% Syrah and 30% Petit Verdot with maybe a bit of Graciano. It's a beautiful wine.

Deep and purplish. Oak is a big part of Spanish wine. The Petit Verdot aromas are entrancing--intense but elegant. Black fruits and dark chocolate. Very deep and comlex. The alcohol level is 14.5% but the wine carries it well. In fact, it may bring out the aromas with greater intensity. This is another wine I want in my cellar.

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