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Vina San Juan

Vina San Juan
2016 Red Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Vina San Juan
2016 Red Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of vanilla raspberry liqueur, white chocolate, black stone, and violet candy with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, cheery finish displaying notes of boysenberry compote and sweet potato relish with silky tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, fruity quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: vanilla raspberry liqueur, white chocolate, black stone, and violet candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of boysenberry compote and sweet potato relish
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity quaffer.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

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

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.