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I will start out by saying that the label and name got me.  The 93 point WS capsule sold me along with the $15 price tag at my local Costco.  How could I pass on this amazing QPR (Quality Price Ratio).  I have read much about this winery and all their award winning wines.

Nose of blueberry and earth.  On the palate I get subdued notes of blue fruits, some blackberry and a swath of fine grained tannins.  There is an offsetting acidity that is bracing.  The wine is short on the finish but I fear I am drinking it prematurely.  For now it lacks depth and is rather thin.  If I were to score it on it’s initial presence- 86 points is all I could.  The label  states that it got a monster 93 points, which would make this $15 bottle a 5 star wine.  Let it breathe for 24 hours and revisit.

Nope, still a little light in the flavor profile and the wine seriously lacks depth.  Did I get a bum bottle?  I am heading back to Costco soon and will get another, surely I am wrong.  For now I will reserve judgement on this Tempranillo blend and just give a preliminary rating of 86 points and 2 stars.  Stay tuned for updates on what could be the biggest winner out there (3 pts for $15….Dang).  Salut….

The cork, hmmm

The cork, hmmm

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The talker...

The talker…