From Freixenet, this is perfectly good yet familiar, which for $15 is about as good as we can expect. The palate is juicy and also smooth, with red berry, tomato and herbal flavors. There’s good depth and balance throughout, and the finish rounds into form and closes things out in a tasty, subdued fashion.
Clean, fresh aromas of plum, raspberry and cherry give this wine a red-fruited personality. The mouthfeel supplies grip and mild tannic clamp, while flavors of plum and berry come with a touch of resiny oak. This crianza is textured and solid on the finish, but still fresh. Drink now through 2017.
This is roasted, savory and spicy up front, with solid berry aromas. It feels crisp and fresh, with a blend of cherry, strawberry and herb flavors. It’s spicy, lively, fresh and clean on the finish.
Light on the nose, with dilute red-berry aromas and mild leathery, cheesy notes. The palate is kind of raw and lean, with tangy, crisp flavors of pie cherry and raspberry. Dry, peppery, snappy wine, with definitive crispness.
Solid and a touch earthy, with rubbery berry fruit and a bit of herbal essence. Crisp, firm and snappy in the mouth, with berry, cherry and peppery herbal flavors and finish. Nothing but regular; decent for the price.