90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
(almost all tempranillo, with bits of garnacha, mazuelo and graciano): Bright violet color. Spicy aromas of ripe red berries and cherry, with notes of cola and vanilla adding complexity. Broad and fleshy but lively, with good lift and cut to its sweet cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors. The spicy quality comes back on the finish, which clings with very good authority.
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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