A favorite red from Spain is back! If you’re not especially familiar with Tempranillo wines (like this Museum Reserva), the flavor is more delicate than a Cabernet, and very similar in profile to a Pinot Noir. Despite their softness in comparison to a Cab, Tempranillos can be bold, as well. Especially this one, due to the 60-80 year-old vines from which the grapes are harvested. At $20 a bottle, it punches well above its weight.
• ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith and the gang rave about Museum Reserva’s latest vinatage on The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®. •
Faith describes Museum—a perennial favorite of hers—as juicy and sporty (thanks to a joyous bing cherry note) yet, it has an elegance, too. It’s spectacular with food. Think: a cheese plate with Manchego, Jamón ibérico, olive oil, some good bread, or sipped on its own.
Brescome Barton is the distributor.