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Viña Albali

Viña Albali
2010 Gran Reserva Seleccion Privada, Tempranillo, Valdepenas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Viña Albali
2010 Gran Reserva Seleccion Privada, Tempranillo, Valdepenas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of cacao, black raspberry, and chalkboard with a vibrant, bone-dry medium body and a relaxed stewed cherry and green banana finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A diverse and funky Tempranillo which might benefit from a little time in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cacao, black raspberry, and chalkboard
Taste Flavor: stewed cherry and green banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Spit Roasted Pig, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A diverse and funky Tempranillo which might benefit from a little time in the cellar.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

The Producer
407 Devlin Rd. Suite 102
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-492-9915

Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.