IBERIA, RED WINE,
The 2009 Wolf’s Head Iberia is a field blend of grape varietals from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) including Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Graciano, and Tinta Cão, with the twist that all the grapes are grown in the Paso Robles region so this is truly a Californian wine.
Aged for two years in French and Hungarian Oak barrels, Wolf’s Head Iberia has a deep ruby colour with a dark core of magenta, lovely nose of cherry, hints of oak and cigar box with a sweet plum note. The palate is full bodied, rich with great texture and balance, finishing long and creamy.
The Iberia is extremely versatile with food pairings, outstanding with pork and lamb, great with spicy food or your favorite pizza.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
The 2009 Iberia has been bottle aging for more than 5 years and is nearing its prime. The gentle aromas are of dark fruit and spice that bring memories of Christmas baking: dried fruit, plum pudding, orange peel, black currants and spice. Flavors of sweet cherries and blackberries with hints of vanilla glide smoothly through the pallet with a long finish of fine tobacco, nutmeg and dry fruit. Iberia is full bodied but also an easy drinking wine that will compliment a meal or hold its own equally as well. Drinking beautifully now through the next 5+ years although Iberia will age very well beyond that.