Friday, February 04, 2011

2009 ZESTOS (Madrid, Spain)

This 50% Garnacha, 50% Tempranillo was grown just outside of Madrid, and is a fantastic value. It's got gorgeously fresh fruit, good concentration, and great balance.

Youthful dark black ruby. Vivid dark cherry/berry aromas leap from the glass, mixed with stones and baby powder. Lively, rich fruit attacks the palate, with excellent ripeness and acid balance juxtaposing body and freshness. Some refined tannin adds textural interest. Very direct and satisfying. I would be very hard-pressed to think of a better value in a weekday dinner (or casual party) wine. B+. Was $7.99 at World Marketplace at Richmond and West Loop. Imported by Patrick Mata's Olé Imports.


Angelo said...

Doesn't look like it is available up here yet-too bad-sounds great-I'd like to try it.

Tom Casagrande said...

Connecticut distributor for Ole Imports is SLOCUM & SONS, INC., 30 Corporate Drive. North Haven, CT 06473, Tel. (203) 239-8000. If you call them they should be able to tell you who has it.