we got it and how much it cost.
a new boutique wine shop in Mansfield called Wine Styles for a
price of 9.99.
Where is this
In Sierra Iberica Spain.
Impression of Almira Los Dos, 2004
I saw one thing on the label
that made me try it well more accurately two words, "old
vines. As an old vine Zinfandel freak when I see those
words I look deeper then finding the primary grape to be
Grenache with a little Syrah to balance the wine I was
hooked. In my opinion Grenache is an under appreciated
grape. While the back bone of my famous Rhone wines and
the key to producing some amazing French blush wines made from
mostly Grenache are largely unknown.
This one is really a very nice
wine, it is intense without being overwhelming so much so that
you could eat a big or a light meal with it and be happy with it
either way. The surprise is while light and fruity the
finish is long and enjoyable.
Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
The dominant aroma is cherry
with a tiny bit of smoke as well. The flavors are cherry
and currants and definitely blackberry. No oak at all
appears to be in this one. I think that was a good choice
by the vintner, the fruit is really nice and this wine would be
overwhelmed by oak. The tannins are nice and soft and the
mouth feel is light yet complex in its' own way. There is
a sweet and dusty character to this wine which is common in
better Grenache wines.
foods will this wine go well with?
It may not be big enough to be
perfect for steak but you could do far worse. I would say
classic Spanish foods of course will fit naturally with it as
would simple cheeses (which I enjoyed a few glasses with).
If you are eating at a Spanish restaurant and doing the group
thing with Tapas this one is versatile enough to handle the
Grapes are In Almira Los Dos, 2004?
93% Grenache and 7% Syrah
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
May be? I mean I think a
bottle around most of the times is a good idea but I just don't
think this one will handle aging very well. I really wish
it would as it is just plain exceptional. I will probably
gab a few bottles and set them aside but doubt the age potential
is much beyond 2007-8 on this one.
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
People that like lighter
fruity red wines. This is not like a big old vine
Zinfandel it is much lighter. Yet is its interesting in
its own way and certainly more complex then a Grenache from
young high producing vines. If you like heavy reds but the
weather is hot but you still don't want to go all the way to
Chardonnay this is a good compromise. If you have a friend
you are moving up the red wine spectrum this one is easy enough
drinking that it may be a great one to share with them.
The tannins are really mild so if you have an aversion to high
tannins try this.
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