This pink rosado is 80% based on Garnacha, and it’s attractive, light on its feet and aromatic. In the mouth, it’s wide and creamy but healthy, with a chunky feel and enough acidity to propel flavors of strawberry and spice. Smooth and on the full side, but well made and ready to drink.
The neon pink color is a dead giveaway that Garnacha is the basis of this rosé. Smells spunky and quite fresh on the nose, with a touch of bubble-gum sweetness. Flavors of raspberry and cotton candy catch the tart and sweet sides of things, so overall it’s offering a little of everything. Drink now.
Reddish in color and big on the bouquet, with sweet berry and cherry aromas. The palate is full and fun, with acidity and heavier, sweeter flavors of strawberry, raspberry and sweet plum. Handles its size well. Made from 80% Garnacha and 20% Graciano (for acidity).
Dusty cherry and raspberry aromas taste candied and friendly. The palate on this reddish-colored wine is round and plump, with good texture. It tastes sweet but clean, with flavors of strawberry, cherry and pepper on the finish. 80% Garnacha and 20% Graciano.
Earthy and rubbery on the nose, and rather dark for a $10 Rioja. The palate is jammy and solid, with berry flavors, a hint of toast and heat. The finish is somewhat burning, but overall it’s a legit blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha that fits the “value” mold.
Reddish in color, with raspberry and other high-toned aromas. The palate is fleshy but clean, with good acidity pushing slightly sweet cherry and raspberry flavors. Finishes with sugar and a good mouthfeel. Gets the job done.
Dark, bulky and fairly oaky for a wine of modest DNA. The palate is forceful, juicy and high in acidity, while the flavors of grape juice and black plum are semisour, with leftover oak and vanilla dominating the finish. An average wine on its best day.
Opens with tart rhubarb and animal aromas and later it shows fennel and cured meat scents. The palate is fresh and tart, with sassy raspberry, plum and other short-lived red-fruit flavors. Honest and clean, but limited in what it brings to the table.