Wednesday, January 11, 2006

2001 Zumaya Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain)

At $4.50 at Spec's on Holcombe, another GREAT buy from Spain. I'm usually not a big fan of the Tempranillo grape, but this is really nice. Dark black ruby color. Subtle nose with scents evoking ripe blackberries, cassis, peach jam, sweet cream, and earth. Soft, velvety texture, medium body with ripe cassis and earthy mineral flavors. Nicely balanced and relatively concentrated. Very nice. Load up on this puppy. 87.

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