Similar to the Osborne Solaz Tempranillo Blend, I again was pleased with this compared to most pure Tempranillo that I tried. There was a lot more fruit present in this than I found in pure Tempranillo.
The negative with this one is it is a bit on the sweet side. In fact, I would say it’s almost unnaturally sweet. I’m not talking dessert wine, but it just has a lot of sugars. It makes me suspicious that it was sweetened to cover up undesirable flavors. That said, it is quite enjoyable to drink – just not as complex/interesting as some other wines.
This would probably be a good wine for making sangria. Sangria was my first real drink. I tried it when I was 13 on a trip to Spain and I’m still a fan.
My thoughts on this wine: It has an earthy, herby nose. The palate is interesting with strawberries (sweetened strawberries) and chocolate as the dominant characteristics. A decent finish with a bit of complexity. This is actually a nice wine to enjoy with chocolates.
My rating came out to an 85. I will probably buy this again, as it is a good deal at $6.99. Try it on it’s own or in some sangria.