2018 Vinos Pijoan Paula red blend

2018 Vinos Pijoan Paula red blend

Valle de Guadalupe,
Baja California Norte,
Mexico

13.7% alcohol

Cork closure 

292 cases produced

This wine is a blend of 70% Zinfandel, 20% Merlot, and 10% Syrah, all grown in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe. Owner/winemaker Pau Pijoan aimed to accentuate the fruitiness of this red wine. He went about doing that in a number of ways, including focusing on fruit-forward varietals and sourcing grapes grown in silty-sandy soil. By fermenting the Syrah using a winemaking method called carbonic maceration, Pau then blended the two fermentations together and aged everything in oak barrels for just 5 months before bottling.

Color:

Plum red

Bouquet:

Ripe and tart fruit aromas drifted up from my glass as I swirled this wine. Plums, blackberries, brambleberries, and cranberries, comingled with earthy, spice notes of anise.

Palate:

Berry flavors of blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries first washed over my tongue. Then notes of caramel and grilled plums harmonized with the berries and ended in a grippy, dry finish.

Food pairing suggestions:

Tri-tip sandwiches, chocolate cake, paella.

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $350 Mexican pesos / $17.60 US dollars

www.vinospijoan.com

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