Sibaritismo Tempranillo 2005 is a lovely ruby red in the glass. The nose has a blend of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and earthy spices. It has a distinct leather quality on the palate. This is a food-friendly big red.
I looked back at my previous wine notes and, interestingly, I chose this wine for a similar meal the last time we had it. I am making chicken, brown rice and a salad for dinner tonight and that is what I had the last time we had this wine. I guess I subconsciously have decided that tempranillo is a good accompaniment to chicken and rice. And, it makes sense. The taste of tempranillo is bigger than the chicken and rice but it adds just the right amount of pizzaz to the meal. Yummy. . .