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Rodriguez A Torna Dos Pasas Ribeiro 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Spanish red that was a pour down the sink wine for us…I have to believe we just got a bad bottle or it had been cooked in the California sunshine, but we’re not rushing to the store to try it again!!!

Producer/Winery: Luis Rodrigues; Arnoia, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend – 40% Brancellao, and roughly equal parts Caiño Redondo, Caiño Longo, and Ferrol.

Geographic Appellation: Ribeiro, Spain.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $31.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: LA Domaine; Los Angles, California.

Paired With: Bison meat balls, pasta with caramelized onion sauce and roasted brussels sprouts.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, reddish/brown and purple color with the same color rim. Whiffs of Faint spicy fruit aroma. Quite acidic, HARSH, light body and a 40-grit texture. Sour plum and cherry flavors. Over abundant acidity and flabby tannins that carried through a medium-long finish. This was very disappointing… light aroma, SOUR taste and a finish that left you with a mouth full of tar. A disappointing Spanish red that was a pour down the sink wine for us…I have to believe we just got a bad bottle or it had been cooked in the California sunshine, but we’re not rushing to the store to try it again!!!

Luis Rodriguez in his vineyard
Photo from Jose Pastor Selections.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Llaurador Wines; Tiburon, California.