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Pago Casa del Blanco Merlot-Tempranillo-Petite Verdot 2006

A new 91-point sexy Spanish red discovery for a BIG 55% off!

The Wine Advocate: "Smooth-textured, layered, ripe, and pleasure-bent..."
Ratings:
  • 91 points, The Wine Advocate
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WineShopper Notes

Sure, it's a bit of an odd blend, but I guarantee you won’t mind for a second when you take a sip of this Spanish blockbuster. Dark and dense and best described as "pleasure-bent," the Quixote will clearly be the life of any party. And at today's huge 55% discount, it’s friendly on the wallet too! Get it now for just $16.99.

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Critical Acclaim

91 Points
The Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Quixote Merlot (60%) – Tempranillo (20%) – Petit Verdot (20%) spent 12 months in French and American oak. Opaque purple in color, it offers up a sexy aromatic array of Asian spices, incense, cherry blossom, violets, black currants, and blackberry. Smooth-textured, layered, ripe, and pleasure-bent, this well-balanced savory offering will evolve for several years but can be approached now."

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has an exceptionally intense bouquet where the aromatic woods compete against black cherry, chocolate, vanilla and licorice. On the palate, it is flavorful, well-structured, full-bodied, and luscious. There is great structure and complexity as well as a long and full finish.

Pairs well with game meat casseroles, cured cheese, stuffed peppers, lasagna, roasted meats, such as leg of lamb, pork, tederloin, or grilled steak.