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Yllera Castilla y León Tempranillo 2006


Recommendation: An easy-drinking Tempranillo that’s a super value.

Winery/Producer: Bodegas Crupo Yllera; Valladolid, Spain.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Castilla y León.

Vintage: 2006

Price: $16.20 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Baked chicken with creole seasoning, baked potato, artisan greens and tomato
with Bulgarian feta and Greek dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Dark garnet/brown color with light brown rim. Ripe black-cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of damp earth. SMOOTH, rich mouth-feeling, dry, dark fruit taste that continues through a very long dry finish. Wonderful mouth-feel, flavors and tannins…an easy-drinking Tempranillo. WOW, this is a super value at $16.20!!! Good with the dinner and a fantastic red wine drinking alone. And, I’m going to call it a Quality wine at a Bargain price.

    She said: Dark red with brown ring, opaque, with thin speedy legs. An amazing wine. Even after sitting over a year in our unairconditioned California house this wine was fabulous. From the first to the last sniff the fruity aromas were strong and heady. The experience on the palate was equally good with medium body, lots of tannins and flavor, accompanied by smoothness, dryness and richness. The long finish reflected all the good qualities of the palate. This is a great wine for the price.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 8 420378 000105

Imported by: Vinaio Imports; Bronx, new York.