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Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • First bottle of four. Pnp. This is opaque in the glass. Aromatically this takes some time to open up, but slowly opens up to reveal notes of vanilla, boysenberry, and black cherry. On the attack the polished and fine grained tannins build toward a tangy blackberry and boysenberry centric mid palate before transitioning into a black tea, smoke, and anise filled conclusion with just a hint of earthiness as this rounds out the finish. The acidity supports an appealing and balanced wine with the fruit elements equally weighted. Not overly complex, this wine brings exactly what I want in this range - A good value, well made wine, that works with food or on its own.

    Half the bottle to be stored overnight and updated as appropriate.

    Day 1 score 91.

    Day 2 - The boysenberry, vanilla, and black cherry held up well overnight with the tannin more pronounced with medium dryness in the mid palate. Lost a little vigor overnight.

    Overall a solid wine at a good price point. Nothing dazzling but likewise nothing disappointing.

    Day 2 score - 90.

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  • Multi hour decant, this one needs air time to get rolling, started off a little slow in the glass with muted dark fruit and tobacco elements and around hour 5 or so the acidity and tannins focused and the flavors started to pop much more, with a sharpened mouthfeel and a very long finish. This can cellar for several years more without an issue.

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  • Amazing harmony, purity and balance. It’s drinking very well right now, but it’s still on the young side with lots of fruit and substantial (but pleasant) tannins. Holds up very well on the second day. There are all kinds of subtle, secondary characteristics, from anise to bitter chocolate to cedar. There’s nothing exotic about it, it’s just very well made and completely enjoyable.

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  • Just a PnP beast, which matches our love for Spanish & Latin American cuisine. This is shining at 5 yrs with lots of room to run. Beautiful red & dark fruits, cedar & stone notes, and a wonderful violet component. Finishes like a champ.

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  • Drank on opening, no decant. Ruby red color, combination of red and black fruit on the nose. On night one, I’d echo the comment in prior notes about a Bordeaux-like character to the wine. By night three (when the bottle was finished), it was starting to show something different and more in line with what I’d expect from a tempranillo. On the palette, I got blackberry and coffee and a medium-length finish. I’d share the view of other tasting notes that this wine is on the upswing and I will look forward to checking in on the other bottles in the cellar in a few years. A great wine and a great value.
    Provenance: purchased from local retailer and stored at 55F from purchase to consumption

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