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Wine of the Week: Rogo, Spanish Red Blend 2006 January 25, 2010

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Rogo is an intensely rich Spanish red blend produced in the tiny village of Cariñena.  This historic village is located in northern Spain and is one of the oldest protected wine growing regions in Europe.  In fact, the Romans founded this area back in 50 BC; however winemaking didn’t begin to thrive here until the Middle Ages when several local monasteries took a serious interest in producing wine.  This region is also considered to be the birthplace of Carignan (pronounced as Cah’-reen-nyahn.)  Carignan (also known as Mazuelo in Spain) is now widely planted throughout the south of France and curiously it is almost non-existent in its original birthplace of Cariñena.

photos.com picts 1478.jpgSpecifically, Rogo has dominating rich and round characteristics of spiced black plums, dried boysenberries and ripe black currants with a slight hint of oil-cured black olives on the finish.  Considering that this wine is produced from a field blend of Garnacha (Grenache) and Tempranillo (pronounced as temp-ra-nēyo) it’s not surprising to find these types of rich and enticing characteristics.  This wine could certainly become a favorite for almost any “die-hard” red wine lover (especially when considering the price.)

Special Offering:

Special Offering: Rogo Cariñena 2006
Available at Almost All Centennial Store Locations
Sale Price. $6.99.  Retail $10.99. Save $4.00

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