10.25.2009

2007 1707 Hacienda El Espino Almansa Syrah: Good for the price.


oct. 25, 2009: we had this with penne with sausage creme sauce (we substituted salsicca for sweet italian sausage) via http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1658,133176-254197,00.html and homemade garlic bread (well, the garlic/butter/olive oil/italian seasoning was homemade), and then victoria's famous blueberry pie, this time made with a homemade crust via http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1937,144170-250194,00.html. before the penne, and after the garlic bread, we had this spaniard with some manchego. that was the ideal combination, victoria thought. while this syrah was rumored to go best with sausage, the rich cream sauce she cooked up with heavy cream didn't totally match the wine (but it was still a good solid entree). greg thought it had a sweet and fruity nose and was slightly acidic but also mildly sweet. victoria agreed that it was a good food wine, with slight acidity and minor tannins. the label says this is 100 percent syrah and was aged three months in french oak barrels. 14 percent alcohol. $9.99 according to snooth.com.

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