Are you familiar with Tempranillo? The primary red grape grown in Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions, tempranillo is a medium to full bodied wine. Dry with medium tannins, it has wonderful earthy, leathery aromas with herbaceous, light fruit flavors. Barrel aged for six months or more gives it that nice brick red color. It’s easy drinking on its own or pair it with food such as hard cheeses or grilled meats and vegetables. It really is a great varietal worth looking into.