Doña Paula 2014

So anytime a wine has one of our wives name on it we HAVE to try it.  Sometimes it works out and sometimes not.  A few years ago, Jim found one with his wife’s name and today I found one with mine.  His wine didn’t work out so well but fortunately mine did.  My wife’s name by the way is Paula. The name of the wine is Doña Paula – a blend of Malbec, Cab and Petit Verdot, from Argentina.  It’s aroma is very spicy with notes of pepper, light oak and black cherries.  As far as taste, it’s a medium bodied wine with well-balanced acidity.  The tannins are pleasing and the finish is medium to long.  This wine works much better when paired with food.  It really shines when paired with fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, ham and yams.  In fact that is what we had it with and boy was it great! I give this wine 3 glasses on its own but 4 when paired with Ham and Yams.  

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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