A full and good wine with limits. Opens with fresh, floral aromas and a bit of oak, while the palate seems almost tart at first but then delivers snappy cherry and plum flavors. Acidity and tannin keep it lively on the finish, while overall we find the wine solid and ready to go. A blend of Tempranillo and Merlot.
Austere, foresty aromas of pine and juniper lead to a snappy, mildly scratchy palate that’s acidic and racy. Amid the scour there’s vivacious red plum and pie cherry flavors, and then a finish that’s tight but controlled. An old-school wine that’s fresh and linear.
For a higher-priced wine, this has some issues. The nose is heavy and murky, with leathery, baked aromas. In the mouth, it’s somewhat choppy and acidic, thus punctuating the cherry tomato portion of the earth-and-leather flavor profile. Lingering oak accents the finish, which is zesty and leans toward sour.