BLACK PLUM & CASSIS, RICH VANILLA & PEPPERCORN, CURED LIME The arid, northeastern Mentrida appellation is a stone’s throw from Spain’s capital, but its wines currently maintain a surprisingly low profile. The region’s extreme climate helps guarantee a concentration of flavor in grapes and their resultant wines. This seamless blend of native Tempranillo with a veritable "who’s who" of French expatriate varieties injects elegant dark fruit with oaken maturity and exotic spice – a delicious value. Serving Suggestions: Roasted bell peppers stuffed w/ ground beef w/ tarragon & paprika. Vietnamese shaking beef. Fried Manchego w/ crusty bread.