The wines of Cariñena may be unknown to you, as they were to me until my recent trip to the region which i reported on here: Now that I am more familiar with these intriguing wines I've spent some time sharing them with my wine writing friends to get their impressions of the wines, and to see how they might position the wines in the US market.
You might ask why this is interesting, or even remotely important, which would be fair questions. With easy answers. Wine writing today is no longer the private domain of privileged experts who compare everything they taste to fine Bordeaux or Burgundies. Now that the internet has opened the world of wine writing up to so-called citizen bloggers we're finding actual consumers are writing about wine. Imagine that, the folks who buy and drink wine, instead of the professional junketteer class, are now writing about wine and talking to vast audiences at that!
Real consumers enthusing about new wines to audiences cumulatively number over 100,000 wine lovers. Reason enough? Oh, and the wines are terrific to boot! Don't take my word for it, check out what these writers had to say about the wines of Cariñena.