Full Review

Rayen

Rayen
2017 Monastrell, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Rayen
2017 Monastrell, Tierra de Castilla

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toasty oak, smoked berries, and banana custard with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of clementine and white flowers with papery tannins and heavy oak flavor. A cheery, slightly smoky red for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: toasty oak, smoked berries, and banana custard
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of clementine and white flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cheery, slightly smoky red for all occasions.

The Producer

Terramagna Group

The Producer
Ctra. Rincón Del Moro, KM 10
FINCA TRIFILLAS, Lietor 02410
Spain
34 34-667407944

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.