Nice spicy red wine with hints of strawberry and raspberry, tanic but not too much, and nice smoky finish — a month ago
Exactly what I hoped for: generous, sensuous, brimming with Classic Zin character, this has many years to go, but still delivers now. — 3 months ago
Really nice — 9 months ago
Impressive NZ SB: you have to like this in your face style: huge blast of grapefruit & gooseberry, grassy herbal notes, stones & minerals, it is intense. Not too acidic or angular on palate - particularly if you let it warm up just a bit, fruit turns smoother & more tropical, but still that wall of grapefruit & gooseberry. Lingering dry finish resonates — 2 months ago
Vina Tondonia Réserva 2010 is a captivating wine that embodies elegance and complexity. With its 13% alcohol content, it presents itself with a mesmerizing medium ruby hue, gracefully transitioning into garnet at the edges, which hints at its well-deserved age.
On the nose, this wine offers a delightful bouquet of ripe raspberries and cherries, their natural sweetness harmoniously intermingling with the captivating aromas of tobacco leaf, vanilla, spice, cedar, and subtle undertones of sun-dried tomato. Each inhalation reveals new layers, enticing the senses with its intricate aromatic profile.
Upon tasting, the Vina Tondonia Réserva 2010 showcases a medium body that elegantly caresses the palate. The wine's vibrant acidity adds a refreshing zing, invigorating the taste buds, while the sumptuous tannins provide a luscious, dry texture that is both refined and inviting.
This beautiful wine truly excels, delivering a symphony of flavors that dances across the palate. Its remarkable balance and structure make it a perfect companion for a wide range of culinary delights, enhancing the dining experience. With every sip, one's anticipation is rewarded, leaving a lingering desire for more.
In conclusion, the Vina Tondonia Réserva 2010 is an exceptional wine that captivates both the nose and the palate. Its meticulous craftsmanship and enticing flavors make it an excellent choice for any wine enthusiast. I wholeheartedly recommend savoring this wine alongside a delectable meal, as its sumptuousness is sure to elevate the dining experience. A truly remarkable wine deserving of a score of 96 out of 100. — 5 months ago
Possibly one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons I have had from California in the $20 range. Depth, character, body along with a symphony of dark fruit and vanilla aromas. Add that up with some silky mild tannins makes this Paso Robles cab a definite addition to my wine rotation. — 2 months ago
Very yummy Grenache/Syrah from Columbia Valley.
@ Madison Crossing, West Yellowstone, Montana — 3 months ago
Red and black fruited perfume - Left Bank Bordeaux aromas and flavours. On the palate quite plush yet restrained and not as full bodied as I was hoping for. 2011 was a difficult wet vintage in many parts of Australia. I wonder if it was the same in NZ? Bob Campbell MW said 2011 was “moderately challenging “. in NZ. Nevertheless a polished wine. Postscript: I notice that Jancis compared the Sophia as a “generous antipodean answer to Pichon Lalande “ for the 2013 vintage of Sophia. — 8 months ago
AMAZING! This is well above my price range, but was a wise choice for a splurge bottle. Deep structure, blackberry, vanilla and leather. This is a super-premium cab and worth the C note... — 3 years ago