FINCA ALLENDE RIOJA - 2003
Spanish red made from 100% unfiltered Tempranillo.
Rich, deep purple color with lots of oak, vanilla and tobacco on the nose. Blackberry notes and vibrant candied fruit on the palate that tastes like Sweet Tarts or Sugar Straws. Smooth tobacco and a sour cherry finish. Great acidity with a leathery mouthfeel.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Yum! This is delicious. The wine is great right out of the bottle and then changes and opens up as time passes. Just as good or better when tasted again a day later. Lingering finish and a wonderful nose. A fruit adventure. I like this wine a lot. For $20 this is great example of how dynamic Tempranillo can be.