Even though the Rio Oja is one of Spain’s best-known rivers, its most important is actually the powerful Ebro, which helped to carve out vineyards that have been producing grapes for two centuries. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months, this Tempranillo is a classic example of what Spain has to offer, characterized by flavors of juicy cherry and plum, along with accents of citrus and licorice. It’s a delight on its own, but will shine even brighter with Spanish fare like paprika-spiced smoked pork.
Recipe PairingsOxtail-Stuffed Peppers
While most people know Sonoma County for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, the most widely planted grape there is actually Cabernet Sauvignon.