Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 118-2008 Montesierra Rosado for $7.99 at Pop Your Corks or something like that in Lake Geneva, Wi

I bought this wine over the July 4th weekend in Lake Geneva, Wi. This wine shop must have been relatively new, the owner was very knowledgable about the wines and he gave free tastings on 8 wines. In addition, all the wines the shop tasted were reasonably priced at under $20. This wines smells of strawberries and fruit. The wine is a beautiful pink color and needs to be chilled before serving. The wine is 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha by the Somontano vineyards out of Spain. I tried drinking this wine with chicken and noodles and found the wine did nothing for the food and vice versa. The vintner recommends spicy dishes with this wine, however, for all the fruit forward smells and flavors the wine has a dry finish. I would definitely would bring this wine to a party or a barbeque the price is right and everyone would just mistake the wine for a white zinfandel.

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