They say not all who wander are lost. I find myself at times getting lost along the aisles of my local wine shops. As I like to say… “Walk a mile in my shoes and you will end up at a wine shop”. This is not at all a bad thing. It is in fact my happy place. Hearing the clink of the bottles, looking at the different labels, and making notes of the endless possibilities. The evening is sometimes planned out with what I may bring home. This time I found myself drawn to the St. Amant Tempranillo.
The best thing about this wine is it’s a rustic wine that’s easy to enjoy.
Available at Corkscrew Wine and Cheese (Rockbrook)
By the bottle: $24
Pairs well with the road less traveled…..or the patio
Try this if you like Michael David Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tempranillo is Spain’s answer to Cabernet Sauvignon and is responsible for putting the guts into so many good Spanish wines. The label alone looked like a story to be told. The fact it hails from Amador County in California is especially intriguing. This wine is a big, chewy, well structured red wine. I had spice, tobacco and dark fruits on the nose. It has a rich, mouth-coating texture with a smooth finish. I could definitely tell it held qualities of being aged in both French and American oak. So take the road less traveled, give this Tempranillo wine a try and get uncorked.