Cherries and an earthy undertone from the Monastrell (Mourvèdre) component come together in an easy-to-drink mature red that has an almost cherry-cough-syrup flavor. Medium weight and ready to drink tonight.
Violet in color, with full red-berry aromas. The grape is called Cencibel, and the wine is sweet, structured, a bit medicinal and quite pleasant overall. Not too tannic but structured enough to be balanced. A good mainstream red from a variety that's not common.
Smoky, meaty notes dominate the nose of this medium-bodied wine. Red berries plus some dark caramel notes stand out on the palate. Medium-bodied but not too complicated, it closes with a dry, toasty-oak finish and a slight acidic tang that softens at the very end. —D.M.
Cinnamon and spice aromas are masked by some sulfurous odors. The flavors aren’t particularly defined, but what’s there is a bit green: bell peppers and underripe cherries. Lean and green would be the quick take; some woody notes bring it home.