This month we’ve got not one . . but TWO great Spanish wines – both from the Rioja region.
Monopole is a blanco made from the Viura grape and the red – Cune – is mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha to round out the big fruit flavors.
We’ll cap it off with Matthew Fritz – a California > North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with dark fruit and spice.
March “If You Insist” Wine Club:
2012 Robert Biale Vineyards
Napa Valley – Petite Sirah E.B.A.
EBA stands for “Extended Barrel Age” as this wine was kept for 20 months in wood barrels.
Intense ruby/purple color with sweet blackberry and blueberry fruit, low acidity and lush tannins.