Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mighty Tasty!

Sorry to be late to the red wine party!

The PunditMom family was away for the long weekend for a family wedding, but that doesn't mean that red wine wasn't on my mind.

In the spirit of the challenge, I truly walked into our local wine shop and chose something on a whim that I had never tried before -- a Spanish wine called Onix. At $13.99, it met the financial part of the bargain.

The short story -- this is a yummy wine (you can see I will need to do better on my wine descriptions!)

It is from the Priorat region of Spain, which is about 100 miles southwest of Barcelona and is made from 50% Grenache and 50% Carinena grapes, and reminded me of a nice Burgundy.

This was smooth and lovely when we first opened it and had not lost any of that roundness after being in the fridge for several days. We liked it on its own and with pizza (nothing but high gourmet dining here at Chez PunditMom)! It had lots of berry flavors and a hint of chocolate.

The highest praise? Mr. PunditMom is the true wine connoisseur in our household and he gets suspicious when I buy something new (especially if I pick it up because it has a cute label!).

But he said this was definitely one to add to the weeknight wine rotation!

Just don't ask me about the merlot I had on our flight to L.A. this weekend ... let's just say it was not so fine, with not so subtle hints of Robitussin!


Sue said...

I'm going to look for this one next time we're wine shopping - we usually stick with the Riojas...

Good review!

Darren said...

You're not late. I'm sure we're still accepting reviews.

I clicked on that merlot too. With a name like that it would have to be either surprisingly very good or very bad.

Mrs Big Dubya said...

You aren't late -- everyone else has been early!

I'll keep an eye out for this one


Mrs. Chicky said...

Shoot, I thought I had commented on this. Oops...

I love that you wrote that you have a weeknight rotation. Viva la Winos!