Mile High's Wine of the Week: March 6th
Domeco de Jarauta "Sancho Barón" Rioja 2009
90 Points Robert Parker "This Tempranillo is packed to the rafters with juicy blackberry and dark plum and a luscious, irresistible finish. Delicious is the best way to describe it.”
When Rioja is on, it’s some of the best red wine in the world. Well let me tell you, the 2009 Sancho Baron Rioja is on! The seductive nose wafts gently out of the glass to greet you as soon as you pour it from the decanter. Lovely hints of violet, forest floor, toasted bread, and sweet vanilla gently rise up front of this beautiful red. The palate is silky and refined with just enough ripe tannin to provide a frame for elegant flavors of fresh black currants, ripe plums, and blueberries. The seamless finish is smooth and plush with long-lingering minerality and a delightful hint of incense that comes into focus ...
Bomber of the Month: March
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout
Celebrate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day with a proper pint of Stout. The typical Irish Stout option (famous for sporting a creamy head) is boarding on redundant and although born on the Emerald Isle, it lacks being anything special. The time calls for a bold offering of a beer. One that is memorable with each sip but still smooth enough to have in shared company, something satisfying and appropriate for the moment while holding its own level of distinction. Something Imperial just might do the trick.
Bear Republic’s Big Bear Black Stout is sometimes overlooked given the brewery’s reputatio...