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July 9, 2007
Here we go again, another one from my WineQ! This time a 2003 Ceja Vino de Casa Red. The wine cost me $17.99 (and free shipping), weighed in at 13.4% alcohol by volume, and is a mix of 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Syrah. A very interesting blend, but I'm digging red blends lately and this one worked for me. (Not to be confused with the Ceja White I drank a few weeks ago!)

On the nose I found raspberries, cherries, plums, spices, and oak. The wine had a beautiful aroma, and again found me with red wine dripping from my nose as I put myself a little too far into the glass. In the mouth there were tart cherries, sour raspberries and plums.

Overall I would describe the wine as having very good structure and being really well balanced. This is a wine I would easily get again. I served it with steak with a red wine-strawberry jam sauce over 2 cheese risotto with steamed broccoli. It stood up okay to the steak, but I think it would have shone with a simple pasta dish with tomato sauce!


  1. winedeb said...

    All looks great! Now I am hungry for steak and red wine! Don't forget to get back on the Sauvignon Blanc kick soon!
    And again, "thank you" for the heads up on my site!

    7/9/07, 4:55 PM  

  2. David said...

    sounds good. I tried checking out WineQ on your recommendation but unfortunately they can't ship to MA yet.

    7/10/07, 6:44 AM  

  3. Dr. Debs said...

    Thanks for the heads up on yet another wine that's also in my Q (do we have the same Qs?) I' just had one of my WineQ wines, but now I'm on shipping hiatus because of the high temps. The Cejas look really good. Thanks!

    7/10/07, 1:35 PM  

  4. Sonadora said...

    I am back on the SB train again Winedeb, not to worry!

    David, there's hope still! At first they didn't ship to VA either, but now they do! Keep an eye out.

    Dr.Debs...I don't your Q full of wines under $20 (or just slightly above, which I justify by the free shipping....) :) I have mine paused now too as we are breaking 100 plus the humidity is killer.

    7/10/07, 3:40 PM  

  5. Joel said...

    I have to say, I'm a new Ceja fan thanks to WineQ. I've tried them all and even with the "expensive" (read $40 - so thats a relative term) they are consistently good. I'd take the Ceja Pinot over many that I've tried that were more expensive.

    7/11/07, 4:48 PM  

  6. Sonadora said...

    So far I am very impressed Joel. I've only tried the two table wines, but may venture into others when I can resume shipments here.

    7/17/07, 2:02 PM  

  7. MsRebecca said...

    I love the pairing the foods with the wine, they all look delish!

    7/24/07, 2:39 PM  

  8. Sonadora said...

    Hi MsRebecca, sorry, just saw your comment down here! Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping a comment, I hope you'll be back soon!

    8/18/07, 10:06 PM  

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