By: Text by: Scott Jones
Photo: Randy Mayor
An easy-drinking red with deep flavor and mellow tannins is just the companion for earthy mushrooms. Try a Spanish tempranillo from Rioja. These food-friendly wines are much like pinot noir, only with a bit more character and a touch of smokiness that complements mushrooms, especially when combined with richer sauces.
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, Spain, 2007 ($12) (pictured)
Antaño, Crianza Rioja, Spain, 2008 ($9)