I'm not sure what your Super Bowl Sunday is going to look like, but mine is going to involve, among other tasty treats,
homemade guacamole, spicy chicken wings, and grilled steak nachos topped with baked beans and sharp Vermont cheddar.
Oh yeah, and the most important component is the 2008 Salia Grenache/Syrah blend I will be pouring to stand up to these hearty dishes. Hailing from Manchuela, just southeast of Madrid, Salia's Syrah clippings come from one of Chateauneuf's most highly regarded wineries, Chateau de Beaucastel.
Boasting a complex bouquet of red berries, cherry, rose and baking spices, Salia has a lively character reminiscent of rose pedals and ripe red cherries. A bit of dark chocolate on the mid-palate, juicy and open-knit, the wine displays sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and balanced structure. Finishing with gentle tannins and good clarity, the spicy notes repeat after a good 30 seconds. The wine has surprising length and depth for its price point.
Regardless of your Super Bowl Sunday festivities, Salia is a hearty red and a treat for the colder months. If you happen to live in the warmer climates, it is a perfect wine to enjoy with grilled cuisine. Enjoy now and over the next five years.Read More »