88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
(100% tempranillo): Deep red. Spicy red fruits, dried herbs and flowers on the perfumed nose, with a complicating note of vanilla. Then juicy and focused in the mouth, with tangy acidity keeping the redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors lively and tight. A nicely balanced midweight that finishes with good cut and lift, repeating the redcurrant note.
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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