I don’t usually rate duplicate wines, but this was so much better (and different) than 9 week ago, it merits a review. This is inky opaque and dense with dark fruit w/approachable tannins - as it unwinds there was distinct notes of espresso, tobacco and incense along w/coarse ground black pepper and vanilla. Really shining and magical stuff. QPR is off the charts, fell hard for this one! — 2 days ago
Opaque inky lake of simmering blueberry tobacco cinnamon sticks. It wafts my direction. The scent is so enchanting. I’m actually very excited to taste this one. Look, I know it’s Temecula Tempranillo. Not Spanish Rioja. It’s big, bold, baked. But that’s what you buy when you go there, right???
It has plenty of acidity on the palate, upfront, in-your-face throw acid in your enemy’s eyes acidity. These are young tasting berries that defy the nose, and last long long long on the lingering unapologetic finish. Well done, Lorimar. You’ve grown outside the overbaked overripe Temecula box and produced a tapas-friendly acid-loving unjammy delight with plenty of tannin to back. — 12 days 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. — 15 days ago
Had my first bottle a couple months ago,
Great nose to it, but give it more time. This is no mega purple loaded Austin Hope. Real wine needs real time.
60% new French Oak
Coming from the original 2007 planting on our vineyard, rumor has it this big, rich, tannic clone of Tempranillo was backpacked in from Spain...but you didn't hear it from us. With a chalky mineral mouthfeel, it's complex aromatics will keep you guessing on what the — 8 days ago
Monster of a wine, stunning depth & extraction / concentration of flavors so impressive: no signs of age - this has at least 20 yrs ahead, tons of ripe almost stewed dark fruit (black profiled blackberry & prune, black cherry) w/rich soil, dusty edges, evolved over time w/some hi-toned expression, scorched Earth, caramel, coffee made appearances... endless length w/sturdy structure yet caressing tannins. I’ve had this wine many times and it never disappoints. — 16 days ago
Lightly to moderately extracted pigment, purple-red. Funk, wood, mint, vanilla and violet in nose. Raspberry and violet flavors, moderate astringency with moderate seed bitterness on finish. Light body and fruitiness. Give 30 to 60 minutes minimum to open. Above average everyday red wine, good varietal character, but respect the screw cap. — 4 days ago
What a way to start the week!!
Not showing any age at all! Spanish powerhouse. Beautiful nose with loads of sweets: chocolate, cola, cinnamon, almondpaste, candied cherries. Super smooth and silky mouthfeeling. In the mouth it adds some layer over the sweets which makes it more then simple sweet wine. Well balanced, withholding some acidity and well dosed bitters. Very good wine. — 8 days ago
Tempranillo from north central Toro region in the Duero river valley. Area endures sweltering summers to produce rich and tannic wines with black fruit and scorched earthiness. "Crianza" classification ensures it is aged 24 months with at least 6 in the barrel. DOP tier is highest quality, with VP, DOQ, and DO like this particular wine. Spain's top variety. - Wine Folly. Bright nose of cherry, nice high acidity without being tart, brief tannin, medium to light body and stone like dusty bittersweet chocolate long finish. Shines through with the spaghetti sauce but doesn't get in the way. Decanted 50 minutes. — 2 days ago