Spending a weekend up in the mountains? Bring some nice reds (or if you’re like me also pack a cheap Rose for the hot tub. I brought along a 2013 Josephine Rose).
I brought along the 2011 Leoness Limited Selection Ten, a supple blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cinsaut, Grenache and Mourevadre to pair with a special “family” dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.The spicy meatballs and sauce, which took hours to make, paired well with this red wine with soft tannins. You could taste a hint of vanilla from the French oak, but the blackberry took center stage.
This smoky wine was a nice dinnertime compliment, although not as good as the 2010 Leoness Limited Selection Nine. And I don’t think this red blend lives up to the hefty price.
I forgot to snap a pic, so enjoy the beautiful sunset from our cabin’s deck, instead 🙂
Nuts and Bolts
- Winery: Leoness
- Type: Red blend
- Origin: Temecula Valley
- Price: $55, so definitely a budget breaker (But came in Wine Club three-pack that comes every quarter)
- Alcohol content: 15.2%
- When to drink: With a nice spicy dinner, I liked it with the meatballs.