A Somm friend just raved about this one and based on her tasting notes I knew I was going to love it. I almost hate to share as it’s an absolute steal at it’s $9.99 price point. The value is one reason I can dig some wines from Spain.
This has it all. It’s a bit darker in color than your typical rose. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, and blood orange. Great mouth feel. The fruit makes you think sweet wine but it finishes dry and lingering with some pleasant minerality. Beautiful on its own but it’s perfect for a summer sangria. I bought the last bottle at my local Wegmans. Plan to stock up after their next wine delivery. YUM! 13.5% ABV — 11 days ago
This very dark wine has such a rich nose it’s almost enough just to smell it. Almost. Aromas of black currant and blueberries are colored up nicely by all the oak. Clove notes are sweet and - incredibly - not overpowering. The palate is brawny and full of dark fruit. It’s loaded with minerals and acidity and firm tannins - just waiting for an unsuspecting ribeye to come along.
— 3 days ago
An old trusted friend, a special year too. It’s not just the Gorgeous black fruits, or the perfect oak monster integration, or the balance-it’s really the lift & freshness that elevates this into one of my favorites, period. With some age it has also shedded some of its monolithic early character too. Love to taste in another five to seven years. Oh, & a remarkable value for about 28$ at its lowest price. — 10 days ago
Vintage 2017 | I am fond of frivolous young Rioja, but seldom recognize them blind. To be honest, that frivolity and some raspberry in smell made me think: a Cru de Beaujolais. But this Rioja has its own qualities. Some cacao in taste, tannins still, good balance. Have to drink more of it to recognize. — 3 days ago
Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 8 days ago
Maturana Tinta comes from a clone rescued from old Maturana Tinta Vines, aged for 11 months in new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and smoky notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, tobacco and bits of cacao and black pepper. Lively acidity, medium finish ending with fruit, spice and smoky cigar box character. Nice value, should be able to age a bit. — 11 days ago