Red, Red Wine

7-9-2007-2085
The "Good" Condesa
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"Not as Good" Condesa

Hi.  My name is Christy and I am a wine racist.  I know there are good whites out there and I have had a few of them.  But I prefer the deep, luscious, velvety reds.  Even in the dead of summer, I might choose a lighter pinot noir but you can bet it will be a red.  I’m not some wine snob that describes wine as scented with the sweet, sweet aroma of orphan’s tears with a hint of unicorn piss.  But I have had enough wine to know what I like.  My all time, price is no object wine is a Brunello.  At around $80+ a bottle I don’t get to drink much of that.  My favorite finds are the ones you can get for around $10 a bottle.   The absolute go to house wine has been the Condesa de Leganza Crianza 2001, from the La Mancha region in Spain.  Light enough for pork and complex enough for spicy foods, this jammy jewel has been served at many a dinner party with rousing success.  Lately I have only been able to find the 2004 which comes in a much spiffier bottle but the wine seems paler in comparison.  Beware the pretty label.  That is pretty much a truism in wine as in life.

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