At the first sips the wine tasted of lemon. It had moderate acidity and was fairly short. Its first pairing was with beef ragu pasta ribs accompanied by sliced potatoes and a tomato, onion, lime, cilantro and green pepper salsa that was more spicy than I would have preferred. The acidity was fine for the meat and potatoes and there was a little bit of lemon. The wine and the meal didn't really gel - I don't blame the wine for not succeeding in a non-traditional pairing. Dessert was orange-flavored fruit candy; things worked better. The dominant taste was almonds and there was some honey as well.
As the warm appetizers idea, you can make meatballs with barbeque sauce. You can make it from salt, ground beef, mustard, pepper, parsley, cayenne, and garlic. Pour the barbeque sauce on it. Put them in the beef ragu pasta ragu slow cooker for about 4 hours. Stir it and make sure that there is nothing burnt.
Good wine made from Tempranillo should offer lots of bright berry flavors (especially strawberry), solid acidity and undertones of earthiness. The wines almost never show up with very high alcohol, and are generally known to be good wines with food. They especially pair well with grilled meats and cheeses, stews and beef ragu slow cooker-cooked meats. Remember that this is just an overview or generalization. Each wine is different. Your retailer can help you find one that should work for you.
Let's start with the marketing materials. Tasting Note: Deep crimson with purple tints; aromas and flavors of tobacco, earth with hints of raisin; soft, easy-drinking with nice balance. Serving Suggestion: Serve with cheese, stews or braised dishes. And now for my review.
Mac and cheese, small hamburgers, cheese sticks, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken fingers and hot dogs. For adults who prefer to eat lighter there are some salads to choose from including a caeser salad and BBQ salads as well as a house salad.
Final verdict. No way would I buy this wine again. And I have no intention of trying any such others with the exception mentioned above. Slowly but surely new wine sales are sliding. Why am I not surprised in the slightest?