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. — 12 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.
— 5 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! — 10 days ago
Lovely Rioja. Deep ruby, nice nose and pared well with a variety of foods.2011 in 2020. A touch of spice on the palate with chocolate flavor. Will drink this wine, anytime — a day ago
Brilliance in a glass. A Spanish wine which is so contemporary. Notes of fig paste, tobacco, balsamic vinegar and sandalwood on the nose and palate. Tannins need a little more time, but this is excellent already. Finishes with granite and iron. Awesome WNH virtual tasting. — 17 days ago
Spiced fruit on the nose including stewed peach, baked cherry as well as menthol, licorice, warm cinnamon, and barnyard funk. The palate is delightfully bright and vibrant featuring dark cherry, baked strawberry, cranberry, white pepper, black tea, leather, cigar box, and rhubarb. Medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, and high acid that builds through the finish. I’m left with peach cobbler a al mode, cherry pie, and strawberry shortcake with lingering leather, black tea, and tobacco notes. Excellent bang for the buck. — 7 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. — 13 days ago