Red Wine of the Week
2010 Baiocchi Sprezzatura – Syrah-Tempranillo blend, $39
When the Baiocchi winery representative showed me this wine, I looked at him funny and said, “Really, 60 percent Syrah – 40 percent Tempranillo?” TASTE IT! I did and WOW was I surprised! It started off with the big fruit from the Syrah, then smoothed into Tempranillo spice and earthiness, which then fell right into a velvety finish. The Tempranillo in this wine lovingly lingered on my palate. We paired it with tangy, cheesy stuffed shells along side a tomato and cucumber salad. It was great!
This wine is available for $39 at the Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective, Baiocci website at http://baiocchiwines.com/store or at the Baiocci tasting room at 82 Main Sreet in Historic Sutter Creek, Calif.
Ruthe Roberts is the owner of Ruthe Roberts Wine Collective, a multi-winery tasting room that specializes in small wineries, which usually don’t have a tasting room of their own. This is a place where wine lovers and smaller wineries come together – wine lovers will find new wines to love, and smaller wineries showcase their wines and introduce them to wine lovers.
Ruth Roberts Wine Collective, open Wed. – Sun., 12-7 p.m., is located at 14510 Big Basin Way Suite 10, in Saratoga, Calif. Call (408) 872-1001 or visit their website at www.rrvcwines.com. To talk to Ruthe visit the tasting room where she can usually be found behind the tasting bar or email firstname.lastname@example.org.