Saturday, September 03, 2011

2009 "Beso de Vino" (85% Syrah, 15% Garnacha) (Carinena, Spain)

This was a pure tasting, simple but satisfying value-priced red.  Great for weeknight meals.

Nearly saturated black ruby.  Nose very fruity with loads of tangy raspberry and boysenberry scents over a little bit of smoky gravel.  Soft and fleshy in the mouth, medium-full bodied, with nicely concentrated, direct berry fruit.  Some very soft tannin lends a little structure.  Decently long, pure-tasting finish.  Everything nicely in balance.  Drink over the next year.  B+  Was $9 at Whole Foods on Bellaire.  Imported by Steve Miles Selections.

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