Sunday, February 5, 2012 – Super Bowl Sunday – A Little Flavor and Spice…

…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).

Tres Picos – Three Peaks

Consumer:  Amy and Phil Croft

Name:  Borsao Tres Picos

Region:  North West area of the Zaragoza province in Spain

Grape Varietal:  Garnacha

Vintage:  2009

Price:  $14.99

Alcohol content:  14.5%

Food pairing: Homemade Huevos Rancheros

It doesn't look like much, but it was decent.

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)

Rating: 8.5

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.

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One response to “Sunday, February 5, 2012 – Super Bowl Sunday – A Little Flavor and Spice…

  1. So are you saying the food was good or not? I am so confused when people say something is decent. For example…Phil, that post was decent.

    On a wine note, I love the terrior that you get from Spanish wines. Mushroom, smoke, earthiness, awesome. I love everything Spain does when it comes to food and wine.

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