Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vega Sindoa Cabernet Sauvignon / Tempranillo 2006

I will be off for "Spring Break" in a few moments, which will result in my absence from the blogosphere for a few days - but I thought a tasty good value wine was the appropriate send off given that I have some serious notes to write up when I return for a recent trip to Napa and the Rhone Rangers tasting.

Another small production wine, this time from Navarra, Spain. Very earthy on the nose with some blackberry and other berry notes. The nose is reminiscent of the myriad odours one unearthed when digging in one's childhood backyard garden.

The palate was spicy, full bodied, but yet subtle with a soft mouthfeel, but grippy tannins on the late mid-palate and finish. This is a pretty fantastic value of a wine, and another score for Vintage Berkeley.

Very Good+
$19 at Vintage Berkeley


Anonymous said...

That wine is $14 here in Columbus, OH.

Shea said...

Of course every private store has their own pricing model. But for $14 that's an even better QPR!