Bodega Otazu

Premium Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.75 ratings
-no pro ratings
Navarra, Spain
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Polenta, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine
Top Notes For
Steve Runner

Navarre. A region in northern Spain bordering Basque, La Rioja and Aragon.  It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  This wine brings me there.  Let me tell you about the 2010 Otazu Premium Cuvee Senorio de Otazu.  I want to break it down quickly and then opine on the wine specifically. 
VISUAL: Clear, ruby on the edges fading to dark twilight deeper in.
NOSE: Slight cherry apple without O2, after a few swirls it opens up to sweet strawberry and banana scent.  Very nice, not overpowering or too fruit forward.
PALATE: There’s oak in there, but only slight. Chocolate, barbecue, cherry, pistachio (barely). This is a wine that is sleek and sexy without being too obvious.  It’s that girl at the beach who has no idea how beautiful she is, and just wants to throw the frisbee. The wine is NOT a tease, it’s just sweet, beautiful and very cool.
FINISH: No acidity, smooth finish with just a hint of tannins. It finishes without excessive echo.
AND NOW LET ME OPINE: I love this wine. It’s a perfect example of a quality Spanish wine: 50% Can Sauv, 30% Tempranillo,   20% Merlot. It’s a fantastic wine that I could see enjoying with a spicy curry, or even just on it’s own.  Grab a bottle of this, a good frisbee disc and head out to the nearest beach for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. You will not be disappointed. My Parker Rating for this is a solid 90 points. 

Navarre. A region in northern Spain bordering Basque, La Rioja and Aragon.  It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  This wine brings me there.  Let me tell you about the 2010 Otazu Premium Cuvee Senorio de Otazu.  I want to break it down quickly and then opine on the wine specifically. 
VISUAL: Clear, ruby on the edges fading to dark twilight deeper in.
NOSE: Slight cherry apple without O2, after a few swirls it opens up to sweet strawberry and banana scent.  Very nice, not overpowering or too fruit forward.
PALATE: There’s oak in there, but only slight. Chocolate, barbecue, cherry, pistachio (barely). This is a wine that is sleek and sexy without being too obvious.  It’s that girl at the beach who has no idea how beautiful she is, and just wants to throw the frisbee. The wine is NOT a tease, it’s just sweet, beautiful and very cool.
FINISH: No acidity, smooth finish with just a hint of tannins. It finishes without excessive echo.
AND NOW LET ME OPINE: I love this wine. It’s a perfect example of a quality Spanish wine: 50% Can Sauv, 30% Tempranillo,   20% Merlot. It’s a fantastic wine that I could see enjoying with a spicy curry, or even just on it’s own.  Grab a bottle of this, a good frisbee disc and head out to the nearest beach for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. You will not be disappointed. My Parker Rating for this is a solid 90 points. 

3 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2016
Mako Sawaguchi

The Maestro at our local bistro recommended this wine and we're glad he did!

The Maestro at our local bistro recommended this wine and we're glad he did!

Jul 1st, 2016
John Roberts

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2016
Stephanie Bennett

Stephanie had this 4 years ago

Stephanie had this 4 years ago

Feb 13th, 2016
Josh Warren

Josh had this 4 years ago

Josh had this 4 years ago

Jan 31st, 2016