We enjoyed this wine with grilled organic Rock Cornish Game Hens (from Whole Foods) lightly seasoned with pepper, herbs and garlic; a stuffing/dressing made with Apalachicola oysters, sweet Spanish onions, celery, corn bread, toasted sour-dough bread, a bit of maple sausage and herbs de Provence; and with sides of fresh from my garden greens - kohlrabi sauteed in olive oil and garlic, and Swiss Chard also sauteed with olive oil, but with more of those sweet onions. Initially I was concerned that I had too many flavors going on at our table to really appreciate this relatively young wine, but it stood up proud (once it had a chance to breath) and actually enhanced the enjoyment of our meal. It didn't have too much tannin, its fruit flavors came through, and it had a surprisingly light alcohol finish. We even enjoyed pairing this wine with our cheese course, and then some dark chocolates for dessert. I highly recommend it to anybody who likes Syrah and wants to try something from Spain. I purchased this wine after tasting it at Petty's Meat Market - a relatively 'high-end' delicatessen chain in central Florida, paid about $50.00, and had planned to pair it with either Duck or Roast Pork, but I think it was perfect with the Grilled Hens. This wine was excellent value for my money. I'll buy another bottle the next time I'm in Longwood.
Reviewed 2 years ago