Full Review

De Moya

De Moya
2015 Sophia, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
Cellar Selection

De Moya
2015 Sophia, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe plums, ripe forest berries, sweet chocolate genache, pine, black pepper, and fine tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of marinated beets, forest floor, and juniper with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fantastic food-friendly, earthy, chewy, spicy red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe plums, ripe forest berries, sweet chocolate genache, pine, black pepper, and fine tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of marinated beets, forest floor, and juniper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pepper Steak, Grilled Boar, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastic food-friendly, earthy, chewy, spicy red.

The Producer

Bodegas De Moya

The Producer
Nuevo Tollo A 202
Valencia, Utiel 46300
Spain
34 -665330991

Their Portfolio

90 De Moya 2016 Tibo, Valencia 12% (Spain) $13.00.
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91 De Moya 2015 Sophia, Valencia 14.5% (Spain) $30.00.

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.