Bright, dark ruby color. An attractive, intense bouquet of raspberries and cherries with vanilla notes and a touch of spice. Nice, refreshingly ripe fruit in the mouth with delicious tannins that confer good body and complexity. Rich and pleasant tasting, its smooth texture charms the palate with long-lasting flavors. An elegant wine that reflects the superb quality of the 2009 vintage.
A perfect accompaniment to Mediterranean cuisine, fried food, grilled vegetables, paella and other rice dishes, rice, fish in tomato sauce, ham chorizo, pate, beef (roast, stewed or grilled) and cheese (mild or medium matured).
Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha
Wish I could do half stars, I'd give this a 3.5 rating but seeing as how I can't, I'll err on the plus side and give it a 4. This is a wine that needs to be served with a traditional Spanish meal such as grilled pork cutlets, red bean chorizo bacon stew or pork in a rich tomato sauce. Maybe even with tapas. Don't drink it by its self.
Big & Bold
It's very heavy, it seems styled for the American market, very tannic.
Earth & Spicy
It is somewhat dry but not overly so. It is also fruity (although I can't identify any specific fruit flavors) and smooth, with medium-to-full body. Not a great wine, but a very drinkable one. Maybe it will improve in a couple of years.