It’s time for Wine Blogging Wednesday! And what a great way to revive the blog. This month’s WBW is brought to us by the letter "S" and hosted by none other than Grape Juice. The only requirement for the wine is to have the letter "S" in the wine somewhere. Easy enough? I thought so.
This month I’m going with a wine from Ssspain! This is a young, juicy wine, and Lynne says it reminds her of grape jelly. And what’s a main staple for anyone watching Sesame Street on a regular basis? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, of course. Also, Lynne and I have over half a case of this left from our post-reception party and the next day’s brunch. So it didn’t take much of an effort to choose a matching wine for this month’s theme.
I present to you...er, the letter "S" presents to you. . .
Coto de Hayas Tinto 2006, Joven
The wine hails from Campo de Borja, which butts up against the southeast border of Navarra. The Coto de Hayas smells like a young wine, mainly with red fruit. I get the flavor of dark cherries and a swirl of grape juice and mixed jams. The tannins are a tad bracing and the finish is bright. It’s also got some white pepper to go along with it all. In a nutshell, it’s tasty!
Apparently one of the big wine magazines (forgot which one) rated this among their top pizza wines and value wines. Not too surprising, as it clocks in at under $10.
As for the details, the wine is made from 50% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. Alcohol is at 13% and the wine was fermented in stainless steel. The wine is made by Bodega Aragonesas.