Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Sep 20, 2010 La Compañia De Vinos Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago “g” Cosecha 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestToro DO, Castilla-Leon, Spain$20-24 *Available in select private liquor stores +586008I am often asked for good ‘value’ wines. Here are a couple of leads. 1 – Pick a very reputable premium producer, and try their lower tiers, as most often the care is extended throughout the program. 2 – Pick a lesser-known region on our market, where unknown geography equals lower prices on the shelf. This wine fits both of those criteria, and tastes way beyond its $20ish price. Telmo Rodriguez (or T-Rod, as his groupies know him) is a young, passionate Spanish winemaking pioneer – crafting terroir-driven wines from unique vineyards across his country. Instead of the “flying winemaker” moniker, he calls himself a “driving winemaker”, crisscrossing Spain via autopistas.“g” refers to the wild bulls (gago) in the rugged and newly revitalized (thanks to T-Rod) Toro region, and the rustic, windy, dry countryside is woven in the wine. Ripe dark cherries and wild mushrooms in the nose lead to a meaty palate of baked fruits, dusty stone, black pepper and herbs. Heady and hearty, with a long old wood-fig finish. Open this savory and seductive 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) with roasted game and wild mushrooms. No oak was used in the aging of this big red, allowing the vivid and complex fruit to charge.Flying Winemaker is a common term in the wine world, coined by the Aussies to describe vintners who create wine in both the southern and northern hemispheres – effectively giving them two harvests per year. The term is now also used for continent-hopping consultants a la Mondovino’s Michel Rolland.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Red WineSpainWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.