For 10 bucks?! Are ya kidding? Great swill for that price or more. Found at Bar & Garden (DTX) so you know it’s also organic. — 13 days ago
Very interesting blend. Mexican wine making is second to none. — 4 days ago
Deep ruby with opaque center and a dull platinum rim, medium viscosity. On the nose, it has frank and expressive blackberry, cassis and ripe cherry aromas followed by gentle spice and oak overtones. This just smells elegant. On the palate, it turns into a delight with a plushy broad mouthfeel and firm yet silky tannins. Confirmed the aromas and got vanilla and spices in the long and floral finish. Dry wine, medium acidity, medium tannins, medium plus body and medium plus alcohol. Very well integrated with a noticeable structure. Decanted for 3 hours. Probably will be hard to guess Tempranillo in a blind tasting...first time trying a Vega Sicilia wine and I can see why their wines are so sought after! A treat any day really, but even better on a smoky Seattle day. — 11 days ago
No new-ish notes tonight, except that at ~2 years since our prior bottle, the alcohol heat has considerably subsided, also chocolate+fig+cigar box now in the nose. Decanted 3h.
Paired to Allen Bros. tenderloin tails, grilled to a beautiful 130°F (55°C), smashed new potatoes from our garden and local, mid-season sweet corn (it's the best time of the year to enjoy corn).
I now suggest this wine (2013) can hold, in proper storage, until 2028-33 until a very good drinking window.
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petit Verdot
Color is deep plum, like totally opaque, but a beautiful semi-translucent blackberry color at the edge of the glass.
Nose is liquor of cassis, some noticable heat from the alcohol (14.5%), plum juice, light oak.
Palate is very smooth, dusty plum, blackberry, blueberry skin, mocha, coffee bean; tannins are still grippy, finish is about 45s.
Generally a very nice bottle, we bought this in March '18, just getting to it tonight finally. Very impressed by this effort, light years ahead of the entry level Balbo wines. We only ever came across this once, $35 was a solid buy, and hands down my favorite Balbo wine to date. — a month ago
Waxes, hints of pineapple, lemmon, subtle oak spices. Complex, ample body and acid and integrated oak. Good length. — 6 days ago
Very good but not worth it. Gave it considerable time to open. I was underwhelmed overall. Nice cherry notes and vanilla. It’s dense and very enjoyable. However at this price it left me expecting more. — 7 days ago
Aromático, con personalidad y con un toque de chocolate — 18 days ago