This wine has the secretive color of a dark stormy night. The gorgeous aromas of forest fruit, blueberries and blackberries combine with the earthiness of a forest floor and end with hints of cinnamon and blackberry syrup. It has bold juicy flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry pie and fruit roll-up. The natural acidity adds great balance to the silky smooth flavors and the amazing finish. There is a reason this is Markus’s favorite variety and an essential part of the best Spanish Riojas. Liz suggests pairing this wine with slow cooked leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary or pasta with mushrooms, chicken and sundried tomatoes.