Manchego? Chorizo? Roasted chickpea and greens? Duck with figs? Jumbo-shrimp sauteed in dried sherry? Feet up next to a roaring fire? There is only one thing missing from this list - the 2014 Vina Sastre Roble.
This youthful Tempranillo (a.k.a. Roble) from Ribera del Duero is among our favorite everyday wines from Spain. Ribera del Duero, just south of Rioja, is known for rich Tempranillos that scream tapas. Sure, you can enjoy this beauty with your favorite steak, but the dark fruit and well balanced spice can stand up to any of your Super Bowl favorites on game day.
Savory aromas of blueberry, mocha-cola and smoky minerals are wrapped in exotic spices. Expansive black and blue fruit flavors show impressive depth and energy, picking up a wood-fire nuance, lavender and roasted coffee notes. Closes on a spicy note with gentle tannic grip and excellent length.
Whether you are reading a book next to the fire or hosting 20 people for the Super Bowl, Vina Sastre is the perfect pairing on any day of the week - especially game day. Enjoy!