Distractions, Diversions, Books, Wines, Whiskeys and Other Stuff To Think About When You Should Be Doing Something Else.

Vino Veritas: Torres ‘Gran Coronas’ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2004

Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

2004 Penedes, Spain

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Tempranillo

Tasting Notes:

Color:  Deep reddish purple

Nose:  Earthy with oak and pepper notes.

Taste:  Not very fruity, though there is a nice cherry note, but featuring plenty of complex spicy/oaky flavor. Hints of tobacco and vanilla.

Like most Cabernet Sauvignons this wine would pair well with virtually any cut of beef you feel like putting next to it. However, I’m thinking of something like a plate of beef chimichangas or almost any lamb dish.

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3 responses

  1. Jay

    I’m a beer guy first, cognac second but the combination you’re building here is fascinating. You might consider renaming your blog Wine and Warfare or something along that line.

    02/06/2009 at 5:13 AM

  2. Red Herrings

    “Distractions, Diversions, Books, Wines, Whiskies and Other Stuff To Think About When You Should Be Doing Something Else.”

    When I was setting this blog up I specifically wanted a name that was as open-ended as possible. To me the concept of the red herring in literature (a plausible diversion) and in the practice of the origin of the term (to train hounds to hunt by scent) was fascinating. Add to that the play on my name and the title just seemed to fit.

    This blog is going to be about things that catch my attention or that I personally or professionally find myself thinking way too much about. I’m going to write about politics and warfare, probably quite a bit, but I’m also going to do a lot about wines, liqours and beers because I not only like them, but because I spend so much time around them. They will probably go into three seprate categories, wine will be ‘Vino Vertias’, liqour under ‘On the Rocks.’ Beer is yet to be determined and probably the least used because I spend way more time on wines and liqours.

    Thanks for the comment!

    02/06/2009 at 4:33 PM

  3. Saberol

    Not too dry but a bit spicy. The oaky taste was there but did not overpower the complex flavor. Medium bodied, hints of blackcurrants and vanilla..

    04/15/2012 at 8:36 AM

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