2004 Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo

Tempranillo Blend

  • USA
  • Texas
  • Texas Hill Country
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • mflesh wrote: flawed

    March 12, 2019 - Inaugural vintage of El Guapo. Cuttings from Sonoma Tempranillo hauled back to Bend TX almost 20 years ago. Lots of shrapnel when this was opened...Thin, violet pour. Quite different from the 08 tasted last night. Fruit was boiled, stank!! This one is done.....

  • mflesh wrote:

    August 8, 2015 - In contrast to the 99, this 04 is already showing signs of bricking. Poured with a thin composition into the glass and followed an 04 Syrah that had just killed. Thick meniscus. On the palate was a "husky" black cherrry. On the entry was a wine that was filled with black cherry, tobacco, tar, cumin. Just thin.....medium bodied thin. The middle is where this one started to show its age. Oxidation was a bit more apparent with "grandma's linen closet" kind of note. This wine showed its vulnerability here. The finish was darker cigar box and pipe tobacco. At first, the finish of this wine was showing a decline. But, after about 20 minutes the finish did show up to the party, and showed more of a note of raspberry liqueur. Good wine, but compared to the 04 there is no contest.

  • RumpusParable Likes this wine: 85 points

    September 13, 2010 - Setting overnight lightly stoppered did indeed aide this wine. Nose is smaller, leathery, citrus. Flavor is softer, still strongly astringent but pleasantly so... helps bring the citrus, lemon zest, taste into mind. A bit of floral, too.

  • RumpusParable wrote: 80 points

    September 12, 2010 - Big nose; flavor is strong in citrus astringency. Going to take another's suggestion and let sit lightly stoppered overnight and hope for some improvement. Not bad as-is, but not great either.

  • davidcbaker wrote: 87 points

    June 21, 2010 - Improved greatly after sitting open but lightly stoppered overnight. First night was a bit alcoholic and oaky, second day was very nice, smooth, spice cake and some jam.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alamosa Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation El Guapo
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Texas
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Texas Hill Country

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  • In Cellars 5 (31%)
  • Consumed 11 (69%)

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