For a value-priced wine this scores well. The nose offers a nice mix of earth, warmth and berry fruit, while the palate is juicy, fresh and tastes of zesty berry. Composed on the finish, which is also fresh and lively. Perfect for by-the-glass or casual consumption.— M.S.
This is rubbery and spicy smelling, with solid berry and plum aromas in addition to a hint of cinnamon. It feels a little snappy as spicy, dry red-plum and raspberry flavors take over. A touches of wood and related spice work the finish.— M.S.
Dusty plum and black cherry aromas feature a touch of dry oak. Tight, snappy and properly tannic in the mouth, with full berry, baked plum and background spice flavors. Finishes with control and power; good red wine for the price.— M.S.
Berry fruit and mild leather open this good little bargain. There’s adequate body and fullness, some oak, and then bright, fresh berry, herb and spice flavors. Finishes dry and lightly toasted, with coffee notes.— M.S.
Give this wine credit for consistency: in the three years it’s been on the market it has scored the same each vintage. This offering is soft, fleshy and slightly green on the nose, with a wet, easy palate that gives mild citrus, apple and peach flavors. Good in the mouth, with just enough acidity to keep it kicking.— M.S.
Just like the previous vintage, this is a melony, fresh wine with apple aromas backed by a semi-creamy palate of peach and banana. It has a soft outlook but it isn’t flabby, and thus a slight finishing note of powdered sugar and vanilla frosting seems right. Imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd. Best Buy.— M.S.
This ranks as a good no-frills white wine from central Spain. Viura is at its best when it’s crisp, clean and tastes like apples and honeydew. And for the most part, that’s exactly what this is. There’s freshness and scour, but it’s not acidic or sharp. Still, best to drink it as soon as possible.— M.S.
Forward cherry and plum aromas are fresh and lively. A blocky, full-bodied palate offers tasty plum and berry flavors in front of a firm finish with chocolaty notes and length. This is basic but done well.— M.S.