Cotar Teran 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Interesting, but not enjoyable red wine.

Producer/Winery: Branko and Vasja Čotar; Čotar Winery; Komen, Slovenia

Grape Variety: Teran (Refosco).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Kras; Primorska, Slovenia.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $27.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Loaded baked potatoes with chicken, black beans, corn and cheese.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, but inky dark ruby color with a lighter purple rim. Damp earth, wet wood, ripe plum and tart mulberry aromas. Smooth, but VERY sour mouth puckering and acidic mouthfeel, light body and a 100-grit texture. Strong ripe plum fruit and peppery spice flavors dominated by an unusual and zesty sour taste. Overpowering bright acidity, soft tannins and a medium length mineral finish that was like a very sour lemon. WOW…you have to be able to tolerate a lot of acidity to even begin to drink this wine, it’s without question the most acidic table wine we’ve ever had!!! However, with that said, even though it’s way off balance, it’s a very rich and robust wine with powerful aromas and flavors. In the end it was simply to acid for our palate and we called it interesting, but not enjoyable red wine.

Winery founder Branko Čotar
Photo from Louis/Dressner.
Comments: Learn more about Čotar and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11%

Closure: Foil covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.