Spaniard Invades!

*Disclaimer: I received this bottle as a sample from WineQ because I am a Beta Club member.

This hefty bottle arrived at my doorstep via a WineQ delivery. Little was I to know what lay inside that box…..

….a giant red from Twisted Oak Winery in the form of a bottle of the 2005 Spaniard. A close up picture of the label and excellent depiction of the Twisted Oak for you:

The bottle clocked in at 14.6% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and can be purchased from WineQ for $44.99. It’s a red blend of 64% Tempranillo, 21% Graciano, and 15% Garnacha. This is one not to miss for the lively PrincessBride-esq description on the label.

On the nose the wine showed blackberries, black currants, spice, your favorite leather couch, cloves, and something really dark and almost earthy that I can’t quite place, kind of like walking through a cedar grove. In the mouth, there are very fresh blueberries, currants, blackberries, and baking spices. Overall, the wine was very smooth with a big mouthfeel. This is a very big wine. It goes down easy and is delicious.

I served the wine with ravioli and homemade tomato sauce and this was a pretty good match, though I am sure the lamb suggested on the label would be even more fabulous!