This wine is from the wine region of Montsant, which was created in 2001. Located in the northeast of Spain near Barcelona, the region produces wines similar to its neighbour, Priorat. Upon tasting it, I thought it was a tempranillo, but it's actually of Mazuello, Syrah, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon.
These varietals certainly contribute to its wonderful complexity. The wine tastes truly Spanish, even with its unique blend of International grapes. It was aged about 10 + months in French oak barrels. A sophisticated wine of violets, blackberries, chocolate and cherry with a spicy finish. Dark, full-bodied, and sexy. A gorgeous wine! It paired very well with our Grade A BBQ'd steak, new potatoes and salad of fresh greens.