Tag - Monastrell

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A Ms. Child cooking project
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Las Reñas Monastrell 2012

A Ms. Child cooking project

Panarroz 2011
Jumillia, Spain
$6.79
I must have felt like a cooking project. Flipping through “Chapter 7: Meats” of Mastering the Art of French Cooking I quickly picked a new recipe to try. Since almost all of them always sound delicious I figured I couldn’t really go wrong.

And so it was Boeuf A La Catalane (beef stew with rice, onions and tomatoes) that I found myself preparing early Sunday evening while listening to my favorite Beatles albums on shuffle. Past experience has taught me to begin cooking a Julia Child’s recipe early enough to not end up eating dinner at midnight!

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Las Reñas Monastrell 2012

Bullas, Spain
$6.00
Big, bad, bold and full of dark fruit. For the price you get a really pleasant, honest wine. I found it more enjoyable than the Macabeo, also from Las Reñas.

A little sweet and jammy at first, it became more interesting with time. So much better with food, with layering of earthy fruit flavors and a bright kick of acidity to finish it off. This bottle was a dark, broody, mischievous lady. For sure.

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