I was invited to some friends home for dinner the other evening and they were serving paella prepared over an open fire on their patio so I went in search of a nice Spanish red to take with me. I immediately thought of something from Rioja and found a wonderful Tempranillo that was full-bodied, smooth, and complemented the flavors of the paella beautifully. This 2007 Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva is a great addition to my cellar.
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At Father Fats in downtown Stevens Point, WI the other night I ordered the 2010 Los Dos Campo de Borja Grenache – Syrah. From Aragon and the slopes on the edge of the Sierra Iberica, this wine blends 15% Syrah with rich Grenache produced from 35 to 50 year old vines. As Father Fats is a tapas restaurant, I found this wine to be very pleasant with all of the various dishes we ordered and shared throughout the evening, from the cheese board starters all the way through to dessert.
Here is a fun, very enjoyable everyday red blend from Spain that I will be looking to add more of to my cellar. Beso de Vino Selección 2009 Cariñena Denominacción de Origen is 85% Syrah and 15% Granacha. The wine is soft, supple, with a great, dry finish and balanced tannins. The $10 per bottle price puts this squarely into the every day drinking category. Plus, the wine drinking bull on the label is just plain fun!