Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble 2007
Tempranillo from Spain
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Complex aromas of dark fruit (black cherry and blackberry) mixed with hints of cedar, vanilla and coffee on the nose. On the palate, the wine is velvety, full bodied and intense. The savory flavors of dark fruit, licorice and spices are well blended with an elegant toasting. Long finish with soft tannins.
"There are 10,000 cases of the 2007 Ercavio Roble, made up of 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo) and aged for five months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple in color, it delivers an expressive nose of cedar, earth notes, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. Thick, dense, and opulent on the palate, it has gobs of savory black fruit, licorice and spice notes, enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, and a lengthy finish. It totally over-delivers for its humble price. This is one to buy by the case."
The Wine Advocate
I was really surprised by this wine. Complex dark fruit and super long finnish.
This is complex and full of flavor. An excellent value and pairs especially well with meat and highly spiced dishes. I never tire of it.
A little gentle for my liking, but good nose, and quite tasty. Dry finish. Definitely would buy again. And the label is pretty cool.
A very nice wine for the price - I ordered more!
Smells like a cedar chest - earthy, fruity - all the taste of a fine Aussie Shiraz without the pepper finish - just delightful - I will buy again and again.
This is a great wine for a very low price.
Very juicy red. we were suprised by its taste. would definately buy again, and the label looks cool too!
I'm finishing my second glass of this unassuming Spaniard. A gorgeous color poured into the glass and one is immediately taken by it's body. Light tannins give way to a hint of spice, followed by raisins, plums and cherry. I actually had this with pasta and meat and it complimented my weeknight meal beautifully. Let it breathe for a few minutes and it will conquer you.
Could discriminate a variety of flavors (earth, berry, licorice), yet none were over-powering. Went very well with our lamb and vegatable stew...
While this is not a big red, it does offer up a gentle introduction to Spanish wines--subtle fruit with good balance.
Nice nose, lots of juicy fruit, and very smooth finish.
This is a pretty 'big' wine...lots of rich, chewy fruit (blackberry jam) with pretty intense tannins that fall away fairly quickly. Good wine, great value. Not complex...and a bit TOO big for my personal liking.
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Mas Que Vinos is the brainchild of a group of friends, Margarita Madrigal, Gonzalo
Rodriguez, and Alexandra Schmedes. Having renovated an old family winery which
dates to 1851, the three sought to preserve as much as they could from the original
property, including the old tinajas (clay amphors) which are still used today for the
La Mancha is one of...
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The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...
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Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light
side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World
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