This is the wine for those who want Tempranillo to show some sweet ripeness and don't mind the high (15.5%) alcohol that comes with it. It's delicious, forward, intense; the fruit is punchy and sweet, showing wild berry and cherry. The acids are a little chalky, but supportive, and the fruit is highlighted with cola and herb accents.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.