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Here we go again, another one from my WineQ! This time a 2003 Ceja Vino de Casa Red. The wine cost me $17.99 (and free shipping), weighed in at 13.4% alcohol by volume, and is a mix of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Syrah. A very interesting blend, but I’m digging red blends lately and this one worked for me. (Not to be confused with the Ceja White I drank a few weeks ago!)

On the nose I found raspberries, cherries, plums, spices, and oak. The wine had a beautiful aroma, and again found me with red wine dripping from my nose as I put myself a little too far into the glass. In the mouth there were tart cherries, sour raspberries and plums.

Overall I would describe the wine as having very good structure and being really well balanced. This is a wine I would easily get again. I served it with steak with a red wine-strawberry jam sauce over 2 cheese risotto with steamed broccoli. It stood up okay to the steak, but I think it would have shone with a simple pasta dish with tomato sauce!