I recently found myself in Cost Plus/World Market in search of interesting wines for a blog post. I had the good fortune of running into my wine buyer friend at the store. She introduced me to a few inexpensive wines that I might want to try, one being the Radio Boca Tempranillo.
I opened the bottle that night It was a bit of a surprise because it was super inexpensive and absolutely worth the (cheap) price. I would classify this wine as an everyday table wine. It’s one I would normally share with a friend but alas no friends were available so I tasted this wine by myself.. hee, hee. Not one to finish a bottle by myself that meant I had a bit left over. Hum, that does mean I’ll have a bit of wine available for the next few days all to myself.
Radio Boca Tempranillo is from Valencia known for a fantastic festival called the “Falles” where there are nights full of fun and rollicking revelry. On a more serious note, Valencia is also known for its very fine Tempranillo. The Tempranillo wine grapes are grown on the mountainsides near Valencia. May of the vines are 25 to 50-years old.
When I looked up the website, I found it to be totally entertaining, if not a bit irreverent. When you have a moment and are interested in a bit of fun, check it out and see what you think.
This is said about this Radio Boca Tempranillo:
“Alto Túria occupies the mountainous north-east of the region, with vines planted at high altitudes of 2300 to 3600ft (700–1100m). This height makes it the coolest of the sub-zones, best suited to white wine production. The local Merseguera and Macabeo grapes are the leading varieties here. Merseguera wines are particularly savored for their fruity aromas and are drunk young.
Valentino, situated in the north-west, has moderately elevated slopes with vineyards located at 820 to 2625ft (250–800m). The mild Mediterranean climate supports a variety of grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Semillon and more.”
You can find this wine at Cost Plus/World Market, wine.com, bevmo.com amazon.com and any local wine purveyor.
Wouldn’t you just love to go to Valencia Spain and hang out? Much like this wine, the people of Valencia make a point of getting the most out of life and all its pleasures. Now I truly need a have another glass of this fun Tempranillo.
If you are looking for an inexpensive wine to enjoy by yourself with some simple cheese and crackers and maybe some of my roasted olives, this Radio Boca Tempranillo will fit the bill very nicely. Enjoy.
Time for a glass…
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