Dark in color, with concentrated, jammy aromas of wild berry and plum. Offers a big body given that it’s a $7 La Mancha varietal, with concentration, solid structure and full, mildly baked flavors of black fruits and baked fig. Short but stout on the finish.
Pretty darn good red wine for what it costs. Smells like pure raspberries and black cherries, with nothing mucking it up. Has balance and acid, a solid mouthfeel, and no abnormal funk or green. In its price category it’s as good as you could ask for. Imported by Jorge Ordoñez/Fine Estates from Spain.
Wild, foxy and full of young, bursting berry fruit. There’s nothing tamed or refined or special about this youthful Tempranillo. The flavors of plum and berries are intense, bright, grabby and modest in what they deliver. Consistent wine from year to year.
Violet as all get-out, with a nose that initially smells like bug juice. This is all about sweet, youthful fruit, so if you’re looking for sophistication at bargain- basement prices you’re shopping in the wrong place. What you will get is blackberry fruit, sweetness and gummy tannins. In the grand scheme of things it’s just o.k., but for $6 you should not expect more.