The predominant grape in the Rioja region of Spain, Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. The aromas of dried roses and toasted graham crackers greet you in the glass. Blackberry syrup with a hint of earth and caramel follow. The wine is lively with the slight hint of fennel and dried cranberries on the finish. Pair this wine with jamón, queso and chorizo or for a more domestic flair, herbed and garlic loin chops.