Neutral, minerally, salinic and refreshing on the nose, which is exactly what this critic wants from a $10 rosado. The palate is juicy and clean, with acid-driven flavors of pink grapefruit, tangerine and nectarine. Finishes in straight-ahead fashion, with snap and cleansing acids.
Two vintages running this is good, even-flowing rosé. The color is on the red side, but the nose dials in on fluffy red-berry aromas. Plum is the primary fruit flavor, and there’s body and a flame of heat and spice to the finish. A good food wine to drink now.
Clean, wet, a bit sweet and rather formulaic, this Verdejo has a soft, chummy personality and seemingly more than a dash of residual sugar. Still, it manages to push tasty apple cider, papaya and other fuller-bodied, less acidic flavors.
Already in the twilight of its lifespan, this is a friendly rosé with a little wiggle and kick. The palate sits on ripe nectarine and pink grapefruit, while the finish offers pepper and spice. A little pithy but pretty good if you get at it soon.
A consistent wine from year to year that’s made in a friendly, mass-appeal style. It’s not so pungent and citrusy like some Verdejo; instead it’s more peachy, sweet and melony. Soft on the finish but with just enough acidity to get it through the year.
This opens with smoky, rubbery aromas along with dark berry and cherry scents. It feels fresh and lively, with good body weight and forward, candied flavors of cherry and raspberry. The finish is nice, with cocoa notes and lasting sweetness.
Nothing earth-shattering here, but this Garnacha is sweet and syrupy, with jammy berry and black plum flavors. It’s totally round and soft, with no hard tannins or confounding complexities. It’s a sound, uneventful red wine.
Smells a little fiery, although you do get decent cherry and raspberry from the nose. Solid enough in the mouth, with ripe plum and black cherry flavors in front of a candied, vanilla-ladened finish. Pretty good, with commercially viable sweetness.