90 Points | International Wine Cellar , December 2010
Deep ruby-red. Slightly reduced nose offers black fruits, licorice,
smoked meat, leather, tar, cedar and spice cake. Wild, densely packed
and concentrated, with a distinctly exotic character to its expansive,
creamy-sweet flavors of sweet berry fruit, wild herbs and spice cake.
Finishes long and gripping, with broad tannins and a subtle suggestion
of earth. A lot of red wine for the price.
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3.46 out of 5 stars
Another Spanish stunner, Wow the taste was incredible,When Tempranillo is good, it's really good,same goes for the 05 Toro that came with it!
Smooth, graceful Spanish Red!
Popped and poured, this one was silky smooth right out of the bottle, with nice structure and complexity. Not a fruit bomb, but elegant, complex, and very drinkable!
Young, fruity, but very drinkable
an excellent 'party wine', good color and nose, not a wine for the ages but would cheerfully buy again.
My husband noted right away that it tasted like a Spanish wine, and I agree. I enjoyed the flavors in this wine a great deal, and find them unusual. I like the piney aspect.
Decent inexpensive wine.
Smooth with some fruit
This is a very smooth drinking tempranillo. It does not have the harsh character of some I have had. There is some fruit in it, but it does not overpower the subtle compexities. Not a real bold wine, but can stand up to food. At $20 it is a very nice wine with cheeses or a meal.
Very nice everyday wine. I would buy it again.
at first taste, seemed pleasant but thin. nuances grew on me with further tasting. a complex and well-balanced wine, smooth and very enjoyable.
At first the nose on this took me by surprise; smelled like farmland. But, then it opened up a lot in the glass and was quite good.
almost as good as most box wines. grape - alcohol. that's all
The only wine from WA that was a disappointment. I believe the wine may have experienced our heat and was slightly "cooked" upon receipt.
not a ballanced wine
I found his Toro to be atypical of Tempranillo with a heaviness that suggests something other than the best winemaking but also a lack of barrel aging. Tempranillo's are usually aged for at least 6 months in French Oak but this one seemed to lack any oak characteristic and maybe the winemaker tried to make up for with an extra does of sulfur dioxide something we detected on the nose. We opened a $14.00 Segura Viudas for comparison and it wasn't even close. Do not recommend this wine.
Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets Read More »
Tempranillo, arguably the most famous of Spain's native grapes, is a vibrant, aromatic varietal that offers spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors. The grape's name translates to "little early one," a moniker that references fruit's early ripening tendency-- Tempranillo thrives even with a short growing season. The varietal is at its best in... Read More »
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