Wine: Mosen Cleto Reserva
Grapes: 75% Grenach & 25% Tempranillo
Producer: Bodegas Aragonesas
Region: Spain>Aragon>Campo de Borja
Date tasted: 5/4/13 (Cinco de Quatro)
Place tasted: I counted backward slowly from ten and found myself in a canoe in the middle of a small lake surrounded by crystal clear water. Plush forests worship at her edges. Majestic mountains rise up from the earth that strokes her belly, and an invisible breeze brushes her hair into wavy statements of altered fashion.
In my fantasy wicker picnic basket I found a variety of fresh tropical fruits and various tasty cheeses. Hum…crackers, cork screw, glasses…now where is that damned paddle? Oh well, every silver lining has a dark cloud I suppose. Still, there is nothing wrong with this moment right now, nothing at all. Sip, sip, sip…it is pure naked truth, and I'm ready to become one with it. May the universe guide and protect us, the kind and gentle ones. Topa!
Served with: Antipasto, grilled red meats, stews, lamb, pork, venison/game, strong cheeses, dark chocolate…she's pretty versatile. I think she'd go wonderfully with Lamb Biryani though. You should probably do that for sure. (by the by, definitely pair thee not with ceviche)
Appearance: Deep dark ruby red tied down in ribbons of soft black velvet. Very pretty.
On the snoot: Cherry vanilla truffles meet and mingle with a box of sandalwood in a sweet gentle embrace, then rise up in ecstasy to greet the happy snoot.
Taste: Dry and a little tart with raspberry, yet smooth with vanilla and cherry. Faint essence of mineral and oak gently stroke the naked palate throughout imbibacourse, with plentiful tannins that nicely round off the finish.
Balance: Well balanced in harmonious integration. Light to medium weight with the cutest chubby little legs, slow to form and slower to run. She's acid over sugar with good alcohol level and tons of tannin. A simple, kind, easy drinking wine.
Comments: I'm definitely going to call this one back, actually I already have… three times. I like her very much, and she's wearing such a cool bottle! I'd like to thank Cherlin for introducing us. You da' best.
Rating: 3.8 tipsys, excellent value