2016 A Night in Madrid
12 glass / 36 bottle / 31 club
I fell in love with my wife a second time over a glass of Rioja one memorable night in Madrid. En amor, as the Spanish say. It may have been the pairing with the delicious tapas. No doubt the candles and gypsy music added to the romantic mood. It’s hard to say exactly, but I was enchanted by that wine and I heard its siren song.
The “Madrid” is my personal expression of that wine and that night. It’s a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes made in small batches and truly hand-crafted. It’s elegant and aromatic with faint notes of black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla. ¡Buen provecho!
Fruit forward on the nose with faint notes of black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla.
This is an elegant wine. Drink it with crusty bread, pungent cheese (we love Basque sheep's milk cheese), and olives. It's perfect with a full meal, too.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this with steak, pork roast, or a spicy lasagna. Our favorite Spanish food pairings are gambas al ajillo (prawns cooked in garlic, wine, and butter), tortilla, and, of course, paella.
Varietal Tempranillo / Garnacha / Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Wahluke Slope
Vineyard Designation Stone Tree Vineyard
Harvest Date Sep-13
Acid 5.9 g/l
Aging French oak 18 months
Bottling Date Mar-15
Alcohol % 13.5