About This Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon is the great red grape of France.
In Spain, the great red grape — and the rival of Cabernet Sauvignon — is Tempranillo. There, it’s produced in a variety of styles all around the country. The two main styles bring the oak aging debate to the fore.
Winemakers who prefer to accent vanilla, toast and meaty notes in the wine will age it in oak — in most cases, American oak. Those who wish to underscore the pleasant fruit and jammy quality of the variety will eschew oak aging so that the grapes can really speak for themselves.
The latter style is embraced at Rasgon, where the 2016 Vino de la Tierra Castilla Tempranillo is bright purple-blue in hue, fresh and bright in aroma, and delectably fruit-forward and jammy in the mouth. The wine makes an ideal companion to not-too-spicy Mexican food, as well as meat-based Spanish tapas and filet mignon.
About Other Red
- Grape Composition:100% Tempranillo
- Grape Source:Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Bright Red Berries and Blueberries
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:slow-roasted pork enchiladas or a delicious filet mignon.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Down Island Burgers With Mango Mayo And Grilled Onions Each year, Sutter Home Winery conducts a &quot;Build a Better Burger&quot; recipe contest, and this year's winner was Julie DeMatteo, a retired school teacher from Clementon, New Jersey. We tried her recipe with a Rose, and the match was perfect. It also matches well with a wide array of red wines, and makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe