Bodegas Carchelo

We just made another addition to our growing collection of Spanish wines.  Carchelo is a rich blend of Tempranillo, Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon.  It comes from the region of Jumilla along the Mediterranean coast near Alicante.  First impressions on the nose are plum, raisin and a hint of fennel.  The palate has a terrific balance of acidity and ripe, dark fruit and just enough tannin not to be flabby.  I had it with a flank steak flavored with a soy and Worcestershire marinade.  Excellent!