Let’s talk about a great tasting smooth red from Mexico.  Yes, it’s delicious, aromatic and you’ll wish you had an extra bottle to enjoy again later. Don’t let the vintage fool you, with a good hour of natural aeration you’ll be good to go with this wine.  It is a Cabernet Sauvignon 34%, Merlot 33%, Tempranillo 13% blend from the Valle de Parras region. The wine presents itself initially with some great color in soft light. Take a few sips, and you’ll be pleased with the subtle flavors of strawberries, cherries, plums and red ripe fruit that melds into a nice mellowness. Yes, it is quite fruit forward at first, but the soft tannins help tame that initial “sweet” sense.  It’s medium bodied with a nice middle feel.  This wine has a smooth finish toward the end to cap off a great wine tasting experience.  Yes, proof that there are great wines to be found in an unexpected places and quite possibly a wine region you’re not very familiar with in the Americas.  Next, you may want to actually visit Casa Madero, which is one of the oldest wineries in the Americas and in Mexico.  Definitely enjoy this wine well! Cheers!

IMG_8698 - Casa Madero - 3V - 2014