Up front aromas of raspberry and cherry fruit, medium to light weight, Rhône wine in character, cherry fruit flavors, followed by bright acidity. Reminds of a mythical cross between a Pinot Noir and a Côtes-du-Rhône. Pleasant and fun, bistro red.
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||100% Tempranillo||ABV:||12.5%|
Made from 30 year old vine.
Delicous with Paella, hamburger or pasta.
But also great with grilled vegetables. (bell pepper, eggplant, etc)
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC Code - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE277013TPM||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01413 2||10 784585 01413 9||$8.99|
|S0CC277010TPM||1.5L||6||Glass||7 84585 01920 5||10 784585 01920 2||$15.00|
"Vivid ruby. Pungent red berry and peppery spice scents show good focus and lift. Gently sweet and incisive on the palate, offering jammy raspberry and cherry flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Finishes taut and spicy, with supple tannins sneaking in late.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts
"Dusty garnet color. Fruity, floral jammy minty aromas of black raspberry, vanilla, spice cake, and dried plum with a creamy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length plum jam, black raspberry, sweet vanilla, and cherry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Over delivers on beautiful cherry, plum and berry fruit framed with generous vanilla and silky tannins for everyday, balanced sipping on the indulgent side."
- Tastings.com ("2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under", September 25th 2015), 88 pts
SILVER MEDAL + BEST BUY
"Bright purple. High-pitched red berry and floral scents display good clarity and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows a touch of jamminess to its pliant black raspberry and cherry compote flavors, with a spicy quality adding vibrancy. Finishes with good focus and no obvious tannins, leaving a sweet berry note behind."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 88 pts
"Light, bright red. High-pitched red berries and peppery spices on the nose and palate. Clean and racy in the mouth, finishing with good clarity and zesty persistence. This would be good with a light chill. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts
"The red partner to the Verdejo produced by the same winery, this bright fresh Tempranillo offers the same fresh fruit, soft mouth feel, and simple easy drinking. Another great value."
I-WineReview (December 2013), 88 pts
"Dark ruby. Red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by subtle pepper and spice. Juicy and seamless, offering plum raspberry and cherry flavors and good, straightforward appeal. Finishes smooth and spicy, leaving a bitter cherry note behind. Offers very good value, with a blend of energy and power that allows it to work with a wide variety of foods."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 88 pts