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Happy Hour: Legaris Crianza Ribera Del Duero 2003

A few weeks ago I rushed into my favorite local wine shop (I can't tell you how great it is to have a local wine shop!) and announced to the always amazing Jason, that I needed something red that would pair wonderfully with tapas. My sister was home and my dad and I were having a Spanish tapa fiesta. Jason - who is totally in the know with all things wine and good buddies with George Lucas' personal sommelier - showed me the perfect bottle. An aged red from the northwest central region of Spain, the bottle's label was surprisingly simple. When I arrived home bottle in hand, I was devastated to see my sister had stopped at Cost Plus and had picked up a bottle of Malbec for dinner. She had already poured a glass, so the Legaris Crianza went into the cellar.

Fast forward to National Grilled Cheese Day when my bff Emily was over for wine and grilled cheese. We opened the Legaris and were absolutely amazed. I loved this smooth wine with a silky texture and plum undertones. It's a very balanced red that slides down the throat and is far from over-powering with berry notes lingering on the finish. I asked Emily to pour me what I thought was my second glass and we were both shocked to see we had finished the entire bottle without even noticing! If you are looking for a radiant red to pair with a Spanish style menu, I highly suggest trying this wine - I know I'm definitely having it again!

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SU3 SU3 10 years
Sounds good party! I'm going to have to remember this one - thanks for suggesting :)
partysugar partysugar 10 years
rb24 the wine was moderately priced at $15. You should be able to find plenty of wonderfully priced wines, I'll say it again, establish a relationship with your local wine guy/gal and let them know what your budget is-they have great suggestions. Good luck!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Sounds great!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
oooooo my mom would love something like this! she is a big fan of red wine, ill ask if she knows this one :D
rb24 rb24 10 years
Sounds great what price range was in this bottle of wine in and any other suggestions to something similar!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'm not always a big red wine fan, but maybe I'll give it a shot!
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