…with a little football mixed in. Super Bowl Sunday is always filled with a blend of alcohol and food, why not make it a Sunday Salud. Spicy food always seems to be on the menu for the Super Bowl so why not for Sunday Salud. I had an itch for some Mexican and Amy had the dish to scratch it – good ole Huevos Rancheros (I think that is spanish for Egg Rancheros).
So, I needed a complementary bottle of wine. Went to Western, because I knew my guy could help me out. During our end of the year review, we touched on the Garnacha grape, which is common to the Southern Rhone Valley of France as well as Spain. Since we are enjoying a Hispanic dish, we decided to stay with a wine from a Spanish-speaking country (could have gone with a South American wine, but chose to go back to Spain).
Consumer: Amy and Phil Croft
Name: Borsao Tres Picos
Region: North West area of the Zaragoza province in Spain
Grape Varietal: Garnacha
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Food pairing: Homemade Huevos Rancheros
Color & Appearance: Creamy red color pouring out of the bottle, thin bright red, almost garnet in the glass
Nose/Aroma: Mushrooms, smoke, some earthiness, sweet but not overbearing
Mouth/Flavors: Good texture, not too heavy, very complex, lots of flavor (hard for us to distinguish – need Sara/James to figure it out for us)
Impressions: Spice for spice. Matched well together. The wine would have been well suited with a lot of Spanish/Mexican dishes. This Garnacha is similar to other Garnachas/Syrahs we have had in the past. Full, but not to thick or heavy. Reminds us of California Bordeauxs in that it is complex; however, the taste is not similar at all, which would be expected. Really like the wine, and was a bonus that this was priced at only $14.99.