Pago de la Jaraba
Castilla La Mancha (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Cured Meat, Ham, Red Meat, Vegetables
"The 2016 Viña Jaraba Cosecha is produced from a cépages of eighty percent tempranillo and ten percent each of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. It sees only four months in a combination of French and American oak casks prior to racking into tank and eventual bottling. The wine offers up a very good bouquet of black cherries, cassis, a bit of cigar smoke and a nice base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and shows good mid-palate depth, with a bit of backend tannin and good length and grip on the finish. This is not overly complex, but it has depth and plenty of personality and sells for the princely sum of ten dollars a bottle here in the US, so it is an excellent value! 2018-2025+."
John Gilman, View from the Cellar, May/June 2018> Learn More
Domaine Albert Mann
France (France), Madiran (France)
12 x 750 ml
Duck breast, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
"This deeply coloured Madiran shows a quite a pretty nose of seedy black raspberry, fine herbs, gentle oak an spice. This is a juicier, fresh style of Madiran that’s quite appealing. Still has some of that Madiran gruffness but the cabernet is providing lift. I like the acidity and the flavour depth and savoury notes."
90 Points - Winealign.com - Big Wine, Big Value