Happy Wine Wednesday! We’re half way through the week. Today I’m featuring a Tempranillo from the Toro region in northwest Spain. “Grab the bull by the horns.” Details: 2016 Toro Tempranillo 100% Tempranillo 14.5% Alcohol Toro DO, Spain Red Wine Tasting Notes: This medium bodied wine is reminiscent of crushed velvet in the glass. Its deep garnet color is reflective of its succulent bouquet of ripe fruit, cherries, boysenberries, smoke, and leather. Flavors of cherry, smoke, and a pop of unripe plum carry this wine into a long, lingering finish. This fruity wine would be paired well with chocolate and salty cheeses. Trivia: Toro is a region in northwest Spain that borders the Atlantic ocean. It is best known for Albarino, a crisp, white wine. Due to this cooler climate, this Tempranillo tastes young. It is a lighter Tempranillo, and most likely will continue to taste younger as it ages.