Known first for its Sherry, and second for its Port, Osborne is now making its mark with attractive still wines such as this excellent 80/20 Tempranillo/Cabernet blend. It cleverly bridges New and Old World styles, sending up seductive scents of dried fruits, meat, nutmeg and Spanish leather (wait, I hear a Dylan song in here somewhere!). But there's good fruit in the core, and soft—not dusty—tannins to round out the finish. Drink now or wait five year. Paul Gregutt
ImporterJanet Kafka & Associates
User Avg RatingNot rated yet [Add Your Review]
All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.
About the Scores
Ratings reflect what our editors felt about a particular product. Beyond the rating, we encourage you to read the accompanying tasting note to learn about a product’s special characteristics.