2008 Vega del Castillo Crianza
The 2008 Castillo Crianza is produced in the Aragon Region of Northern Spain and comes from the Navarra Appellation. Crianza refers to the quality designation and length of aging for the wine. Crianza wines are aged a minimum of six months in barrels and are released in their third year from vintage. The Navarra DO (Denominación de Origen) is an important wine-producing region located north of Rioja with vineyards located on the rolling lower slopes of the Pyrenees. A number of different climatic conditions affect Navarra's vines. The region's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean in the north-west helps to moderate temperatures created by the effects of the Mediterranean and the continental climate.
The 2008 Vega del Castillo is a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Tempranillo brings acidity to the wine while the Cabernet adds structure and the merlot gives round and juicy fruit.
Tasting notes: A medium bodied red that shows a mix of red licorice, wild strawberry and blackberry fruit. The wine finishes with light tannins and a tea-tinged finish.
Food + Wine Pairing: slow cooked meat and game in the crock pot would be delicious and you could consider a cassoulet
Cellar Door Price $21.95