Mile High's Wine of the Week: April 27th
Vina Zaco Rioja 2014
Regular Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $7.99
Sale End: 4/30/2017
We love Rioja! Yes we do! And this week we have a Rioja that is so yummy and so darn cheap that you’d be crazy not to come in and buy some. You’re not crazy, are you? So come on over this evening and taste the 2014 Vina Zaco for free at our tasting bar. When you do, you’ll find a lovely medium bodied expression of the classic Spanish red varietal, Tempranillo. Fresh and perfumed on the nose, you’ll get hints of rose, crushed raspberries, cedar, and a touch of anise. The palate is so pleasant and appealing both in terms of the weight and the fruit profile. Flavors of freshly picked cherries and ripe plums dance with kirsch liqueur, dried orange zest, and just a bit of humble earth creating an engaging tapestry of aromas and flavors that you just don’t see in sub-eight dollar reds. Serve this beauty with lighter dishes like grilled bread topped with marinated roasted peppers and eggplant with shaved Iberico delicately placed on top like a high thread-count bed sheet on a warm summer evening. Heck, at this price you could use the Vina Zaco as the base for a seriously bad-a$$ red sangria by adding some fresh fruit, club soda, and a splash of good Spanish brandy. Either way, you need to get your butt down here this weekend and grab some of this killer Rioja before it’s gonzo.
Food Pairing:The 2014 Vina Zaco would make a killer party wine. It’s ripe and juicy enough to be super easy to sip all by itself, but it would also stand up to a whole range of passed appetizers. I think it would be particularly at home alongside a plate of smoked salmon with capers, olives, crusty bread, and aged cheese. But if you want to do something more formal with it then I’d go for something like a whole roast chicken with finely minced olive tapenade rubbed under the skin before the bird goes in the oven. Either way, as soon as you taste this one you’re going to start thinking of ways to use it because it is seriously tasty!
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This price expires 4/30/2017 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.