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Friday, January 10, 2014

Parejas Cellars Tres Rojas de Mesa 2008 - Fabulously Tasty

The Reverse Wine Snob: Parejas Cellars Tres Rojas de Mesa 2008 - Fabulously Tasty
Spain + Washington = Delicious.

42% Monastrell, 37% Tempranillo and 21% Garnacha from Yakima Valley, Washington.

SRP of $19 and available for as low as $16. 211 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Parejas (pa-rāy-hăs) means partners. Our mission is to provide the wine enthusiast a new partnership between their wine and their food choices.

This intriguing blend of WA grown "Spanish origin" varietals opens with aromas of cherries, mixed red and black berries, plums, currants, vanilla and smoky spices. All these aromatics follow throughout the palate and intertwine to create a long lasting celebration of flavors!

This intriguing wine partners effortlessly with spiced cuisines, family and friends...Salute!

13.9% Alcohol"
We haven't covered a lot of Washington State wine to date here at The Reverse Wine Snob but today's wine is a prime example of why we'd like to taste more. Parejas Cellars is a boutique winery in Yakima Valley that focuses on producing wine from Spanish varietals at great prices. And if the Tres Rojas de Mesa is any indication, they are succeeding mightily at their mission.

Better yet, to offer even more value to readers of The Reverse Wine Snob the owner of Parejas Cellars, Mark Wysling, has graciously offered a 15% discount on any size order if you simply mention The Reverse Wine Snob when placing your order via phone or email. Check out the Parejas Cellas website for instructions on ordering.

The 2008 Parejas Cellars Tres Rojas de Mesa begins with a very pleasant aroma of black cherry, raspberry, plum, vanilla and some earthy leathery notes. The wine tastes smooth and spicy with lots of juicy mixed berry flavors, a wonderful persistent spicy streak and a smooth and very drinkable texture. There's also a little licorice and dark chocolate under the fruit in this fabulously tasty wine. It ends dry with rich spicy fruit that lasts for a very long time. The whole thing was even better on day 2. We were quite sad to see this bottle empty...highly, highly recommended!

Buy this wine direct from Parejas Cellas and mention The Reverse Wine Snob in your phone or email order to receive 15% off any size order! Or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 5
Overall Rating: 8.0

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