Though the blend leans heavily toward Tempranillo, it's the Syrah (16%) that shows itself with its notes of black pepper and smoked meat. The palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied, with tart, lively acidity and chalky firm tannins that need some time to settle. Best at the dinner table.
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