Thursday, June 12, 2008

Red Guitar

An all-time favorite bottle.

I'm discovering and loving Tempranillo and Grenache (garnacha in Spanish); both are grape varietals as well as wines mainly associated with Spain. Both are grown around the world but they respond best to the Mediterranean dry, hot climate.

If you are like me- more familiar with California and Washington wines- please seek some out to sample. An ideal start would be Red Guitar Old Vine Tempranillo Garnacha 2006.

Occasionally we like to experiment with a wine we know absolutely nothing about; this can be very risky and admittedly we've had a few misses.
NH's nickname to his friends is "Red," and he plays the guitar so we had to give it a shot. We would have been satisfied with the purchase even if the wine wasn't good because of this name. Best of all it was purchased at Target for $8- a steal! Check your local store; it might also be found at Trader Yo's or another market.

Again and again this wine is delicious, pairing easily with different foods or by itself. I particularly like it with a strong hard cheese such as Gouda or Romano.
We will be enjoying some this Saturday evening, paired with some homemade grilled pizza.

Cin Cin!


Erica said...

I loved grilled pizza! We have a friend who loves that wine as well. He originally bought it because he plays guitar too haha.

Anonymous said...

that wine sounds delish... i wish i could buy wine at target, but unfortunately pa prohibits that :(

Mo said...

I've seen this one. After your great review, I think I'll give it a try. We've been more and more impressed with Spanish, as well as Chilean wines.
Thanks for the recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good one! I love the label too! :)