This wine has an exceptionally intense bouquet where the aromatic woods compete against black cherry, chocolate, vanilla and licorice. On the palate, it is flavorful, well-structured, full-bodied, and luscious. There is great structure and complexity as well as a long and full finish.
Pairs well with game meat casseroles, cured cheese, stuffed peppers, lasagna, roasted meats, such as leg of lamb, pork, tederloin, grilled steak...
"The 2006 Quixote Merlot (60%) – Tempranillo (20%) – Petit Verdot (20%) spent 12 months in French and American oak. Opaque purple in color, it offers up a sexy aromatic array of Asian spices, incense, cherry blossom, violets, black currants, and blackberry. Smooth-textured, layered, ripe, and pleasure-bent, this well-balanced savory offering will evolve for several years but can be approached now."
The Wine Advocate