Barahonda Carro, 2006
This is another wine brought into the United States by Ole Imports. Ole has done a tremendous job at finding great value wines form the varied regions of Spain. This red from Bodegas Seniorio De Barahonda is a delicious blend from Yecla. The Carro is a blend of 50% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 20% Tempranilla and 10% Merlot. Each grape adds its own character to this food worthy blend. The wine has a medium ruby color with a lovely nose of dark berries, cranberries and earth. This is a medium bodied wine with a velvety, smooth mouth feel with no harsh edges. The flavors are those of dark cherries, sweet berries with a hint of citrus rind. The tannins are relatively low and well integrated. This wine improved with 4 hours of decanting. This is a great value for anyone who want to drink a lovely Spanish blend for under 10 bones. We bought this wine at Top Foods, in Bellevue, for about $9. Very nice.