A Spanish TempranilloCiao Amichi,
After a cooking haitus I headed back in the kitchen aka man’s final frontier to dust off my Italian-American (in my head) chops. I’m a huge fan of pasta. Not only is it yummy, but it’s excellent carbs for runners such as myself. When I eat at home at least half my meals are pasta, cheese and wine are optional although however likely I paired my pasta with a potent Tempranillo I nabbed from Greene Grape, one of my new favorite wine shops in Fort Greene Brooklyn that features small producer wines
Region: Las Mesas, Las Mancha
Where Purchased: Green Grape, Brooklyn, NY
Recommendations: This luscious garnet Tempranillo features a, raisin, prune and apricot nose. Dry with present tannins- which could stand to be aged a another year or so, created a mouth-puckering experience in my mouth. Left to tell the tail were cocoa, oak, red berries (particularly strawberry) and spice creating a smooth 1950s, smoke-filled room at 2am bluesy palate. The 15% alcohol makes this wine hardly the choice as a aperitif, rather enjoy this wine with a blander cheese, red meat, or creamy pasta.