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.