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Barons Creek Vineyards

Barons Creek Vineyards
2017 Campeon Red Blend, Montsant

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Barons Creek Vineyards
2017 Campeon Red Blend, Montsant

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Indigo color. Inviting aromas and flavors of chocolate peanut brittle, cherry gastrique, fruit leather, and cajeta with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of ruby port, hibiscus spiced apple, nuts, and cedar with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A big, chewy Spanish red with a lot of fruit and attractive oxidative notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate peanut brittle, cherry gastrique, fruit leather, and cajeta
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ruby port, hibiscus spiced apple, nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Pasticcio, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, chewy Spanish red with a lot of fruit and attractive oxidative notes.

The Producer

Barons Creek Vineyards

The Producer
5865 E Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
USA
1 830-304-3000

Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.