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Wine of the Week: 2007 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo

2007 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo

I've been invited to a paella fest this weekend at a friend's house and I'll be toting a few bottles of this wine from the Castilla-La Mancha region deep in

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Spain

. The 2007 Volver "La Mancha" is bold and beautiful, tasting of cherries, dark plums and something earthy and appealing — a tremendous wine for the price.

It's a big wine, one that lends itself not only to all of summer's grilled meats, but also to rustic dishes such as paella, which mixes chorizo and rabbit or chicken, say, with saffron-imbued rice. The tannins are soft, but still there, indicating that it will hold up for at least a few more years, if you put some bottles away and forget about them.

— S. Irene Virbila

Region:

La Mancha, Spain

Price:

Under $16

Style:

Rich and muscular

What it goes with:

Grilled meats, especially lamb and chorizo, and paella

Where to find it:

Colorado

Wine Co. in

Eagle Rock

, (323) 478-1985,

cowineco.com

; John and Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in

West Hollywood

, (310) 657-3080,

http://www.johnandpetes.com

; Mission Wines in

South Pasadena

, (626) 403-9463,

http://www.missionwines.com

; Mission Wine & Spirits in

Pasadena

, (626) 794-7026,

http://www.missionwineandspirits.com

; Vendome Wine & Spirits in

Beverly Hills

, (310) 276-9463 and

Toluca Lake

, (818) 766-9593,

http://www.vendomes.com

; Village Gourmet in

Studio City

, (818) 487-3807,

http://www.villagegourmetcheeseandwine.com

; the Winehound in

Santa Barbara

, (805) 845-5247,

http://www.thewinehound.com

; the Wine House in

West Los Angeles

, (310) 479-3731,

http://www.winehouse.com

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