Friday, April 22, 2011

Conde de Valdemar 2003 Crianza (Spain)

Friday night (the end of the work week - and a holiday weekend to boot) ... Meatloaf (a good one, not some run of the mill piece of meat with ketchup on it, or the rock singer) ... and a bottle of wine (nothing ordinary, wanted to spruce it up with something interesting) ... which all led me to this 8 year old bottle of Spanish Tempranillo, with a little Mazuelo (Carignan) on the side, (about 10%).  I love Spanish wine, I think they are some of the most consumer friendly wines about, especially because of their price.  This Crianza was full of dried red berries, a little cedar and some dried cranberries on the finish, paired well with the meatloaf and the relaxed atmosphere the start of a holiday weekend brings.


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