Herbal berry fruit aromas are about as typical of Navarran Cabernet Sauvignon as you’ll get, which still doesn’t make it a great wine. To the contrary, there’s a lot of foresty, herbal, tomatoey flavor here, although the acidity and balance are good. Standard fare for the region; 60% Cab and 40% Tempranillo.
Straightforward and clean, with simple cherry and plum aromas. The palate is tart, juicy and a touch citric, with lightweight cherry skin flavors and a cleansing, fresh, somewhat acidic finish. Tangy and sharp, but not bad for the price.
A bit tan and dull to the eye, with neutral aromas of apple cider and peach. The palate is wet, uncomplicated and simple, with basic apple flavors that some might consider to be bland. Solid on the finish, with papaya for flavor.
For a bargain-priced red, this is not bad. The nose is baked and mellow, with a whiff of barnyard. It’s robust and warm on the palate, with chunky blackberry flavors and an herbal essence at the core. Foresty on the finish, yet a little flat. Good for basic wine.
Unusual from the beginning, with custard and citrus aromas that don’t totally mesh. The palate is dry and devoid of potency; all you really get is blanched almond, green banana and papaya. And it’s not getting better as it ages.
Garnacha-Cabernet Sauvignon is the blend and it’s showing some age. The nose is a little heavy and murky, and so is the palate. Flavors of melon and papaya are more plump than zesty and driven. Falls rather flat on the finish. Wait for the 2008.