This #rioja is a nice bridge between modern style with the American oak and traditional style - bramble fruit, soft tobacco notes set off against sous bois, cremini mushroom. Nice weighty palate with deliciously quaffable acidity and yes some new oak tannins but they are well integrated. While this wine will continue to develop for another 5 years, in it’s half-decade it paired magnificently with garam masala spiced lamb chops, garbanzo bean stew (chole) and moong dal for an Indian feast on vacation. — 2 years ago
Light and bright. Lovely. — 4 years ago
Ruby coloured, clear wine. Dry with medium body. It has flavours of ripe fruits, cherry, raspberry and notes of vanilla and chocolate. A well balanced wine, it has a lingering finish.
Tempranillo grape is not widely grown in India and Charosa Vineyards is one of the few wineries in India which grows this grape and makes a wine with aplomb.
You can pair it with mildly Chicken kebabs or Pindi Chole -- mildly spiced. — 5 years ago