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Viña Albali

Viña Albali
2012 Reserva, Tempranillo, Valdepenas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Turkey Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Viña Albali
2012 Reserva, Tempranillo, Valdepenas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Turkey Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of fig and dill with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a fast medjool date and sage finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice dry Spanish red for weekday dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fig and dill
Taste Flavor: medjool date and sage
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Kabobs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry Spanish red for weekday dinner.

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.