Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great affordable Spanish Reds wines perfect to spice up your wine rack! Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as “C4,” brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y Leon, Spain $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: Bright cherry red color with varietal aromas of red fruits and spices. Elegant and fruity, balanced and well structured mouth.
Bodega Ateca Honoro Vera Garnacha 2010, Calatayud, Spain $12.99 Winemaker’s Notes: The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-1000 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperetures below 27ºC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barels. Matching Food: Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
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