Benaz, 2010, Mencia, Spain
Price: $11 per bottleDark red wine, not much of a nose, however a little fruit is present. The wine was smooth, well balanced and dry. There was some dark fruit on the taste buds, some spices and earthy tones. For a dry red wine it had very little tannins. This was enjoyable when sipping alone, but this wine would be best with a nice meal. We had a simple meal of spaghetti and sauce. This pair very well with the Mencia, more fruit came out on the palate. The wine was a sweeter, while drinking the second glass. I am not certain if this was the food pairing or the wine had more time to breath.
I am going to buy another bottle or two of this wine.