Mildly pickled and stemmy at first, with earthy compost aromas that fade and are replaced by raspberry and other berry fruit scents. The palate has snap and smacking tannins, with flavors of raspberry, cherry and a staunch buttery dryness. Brambly but with enough good fruit and body to make the cut.
Dark in color, with buttery oak, dill, coconut and leathery aromas. Tilts toward modern with its full and earthy palate feel, but there’s also a lot of red fruit on the flavor package. Darkens on the finish with espresso-like bitterness.
Red fruit aromas are matched by mild wood spice and rubber in front of a crisp, solid palate that’s tasting spicy, peppery and dry, with red fruit flavors taking over after the spice subsides. Smoky, dry and plummy on the finish.
Sort of scratchy and generic on the nose, with reasonably fresh red fruit aromas. The mouthfeel is angular and clipped by piercing acidity, while the flavors are of nice but regular black cherry and plum. Fairly juicy and fresh as a whole.
Can’t call this an elevated or complex wine, but we can say that it’s big and bold, with plum, berry and dill aromas. In the mouth, it’s not overly vocal but it is fulfilling. Flavors of plum, vanilla and aged cheese are nice, while coconut comes up on the finish. A wine to drink without contemplation.
Nothing over the top but well made and clean, with red fruit aromas that don’t overpower. Flavors of peppy plum and berry flavors come across bright and zesty. A comfortable everyday red with with good follow-through and no off aromas, flavors or textures.
Young, bright, candied and clean, with cherry and raspberry aromas leading straight to solid berry and mildly herbal flavors. Has a good feel and texture to it for a young, inexpensive Rioja. Basic but well made and easy to drink.
Opens with generic white-fruit aromas that are fresh and flowery but not specific. The palate is round, a bit spritzy in feel, and minerally, with lime and melon flavors. A basic white wine but for $10 that’s the ticket.