Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spanish Terrenal With A Bite

On Monday and Tuesday, I took a bottle of 2009 Terrenal Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, from Vecla Spain, that I picked up for $6 at Trader Joes. It started off powerfully, with lots of loud tannins on the attack, and a long finish on the tongue.  I had some spicy Fresh & Easy turkey chili with it that complimented it well, but the 2nd day.... wow...  it didn't mellow at all.  I think it actually got More Aggressive, with More Bite. 
This was unexpected and unusual.  Most of the time, the 2nd day after opening a powerful red, tends to soothe it somewhat as it breathes.  The Terrenal had the opposite effect. 

If you like Fitou, you may enjoy this Spanish Cab as well. 

1 comment:

  1. I had another bottle of this wine this week, it was a 2010, also from Trader Joes. It mellowed with age, on the 2nd day, and was smooth and almost buttery upon opening. Unexpected and wonderful.


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