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2015 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
5/6/2020 - WaWineFan in TX Likes this wine:
90 points
Picked up at Costco for $15 and change. This is a very nice every day red with considerably more complexity than Im accustomed to at this price point. Considerable cherry upfront with minimal tannic bite. Definitely some wood lurking in there, but not unpleasant at all. Some spice tones finish off nicely in the back with enough acidity to keep it from being simple or jammy. It drank nicely on its own and paired well with beef tenderloin. I have minimal experience with Spanish Rioja and when I saw this with the 93pts JS review sticker on it at that price I figured it was a good time to start. This is a very nice start to my venture into Rioja and if this is any indication of most Riojas, Im going to enjoy them.
  • WaWineFan in TX commented:

    9/16/20, 11:15 AM - Interesting and definitely getting there. I find it is JD reviews that I usually have to subtract 4 or 5 points from.

2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Collection Powerline Estate Walla Walla Valley
11/18/2018 - WaWineFan in TX wrote:
90 points
Nice wine but certainly not seeing a 96 here. Two bottles over a month apart, similar impressions both times.
  • WaWineFan in TX commented:

    11/21/18, 7:09 AM - I'd be very surprised if it evolves enough to warrant a significantly higher ranking from me.

2008 Andrew Will Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend
9/14/2013 - WaWineFan in TX wrote:
92 points
Drank this over dinner with the JJs. Very good bottle of sorella and my first shot at the 08 version. Not drinking nearly as nicely as the bottle of 06 that I had last November. Overall with an hour to open up it is showing very well at this point. Nicely balanced with the fruit remaining nicely intact and moderate very smoothed out tannins. Went very nicely with some medium rare NY strips. Not sure I was impressed enough to make the QPR work though.
  • WaWineFan in TX commented:

    9/18/13, 7:00 PM - That really wasnt what I was trying to say. I was intending to suggest that I'm not sure its good enough to warrant the $75.00 price tag.

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