Saturday, February 28, 2009

2006 Mano a Mano Tempranillo

I opened this with delivery Pagliacci pizza last night and I must say this needed something like a Grand Salami Primo to stand up to it. Burgers with jalapenos or Mama Lil's might have been a good match but perhaps still a little light for it. What I'm trying to say is this is no wimpy glass of juice, this 100% tempranillo is a serious bruiser of a wine; inky purple/black in the glass, big nose full of leather and tobacco, brambly blackberry juice with strong tannic and acidic backbone this wine is almost too much for any food and certainly too much as a cocktail with pupus.

The jury is still out on this one as I need to see what is has done since last night but this is one ginormous vino. Recommended if you like this style...and for $7.99 it's a subtle price for an anything but subtle wine.

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