Recommendation: Quality wine at a bargain price
Winery/Producer:Vecordia; Castrillo De La Vega, Spain
Grape Variety: Tinto fino (Temparanillo)
Geographic Origin: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Price: $11.70 (with a 10% case discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Northridge, California
Paired With: Swai with mustard sauce (spicy mustard, worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, lemon juice and parmesan cheese), baked potato, green beans and cucumber salad. Strawberries with chocolate for dessert.
He said: Dark ruby red color. Very nice dark berry bouquet. Delicious plum taste and a medium-long dry finish. The soft, supple tannins are wonderful. This is an outstanding robust wine that was great from the first sip to the last.
She said: Delicious fruity aroma, medium body with moderate tannins. Tasty medium dry finish. Very good balance and a good buy at $12.99.
Comments: Compared to a Rioja this has a smoother texture but similar robust flavor; but the balance of tannins is as good or better than even the Grand Reserva Rioja.