Silverdale, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 5/17/13)
A beautiful clear deep ruby/garnet. Very fragrant with youthful grapey, raspberry aromas. Flavors of pure, unadulterated liquid raspberry. Great acidity to offset the fruit-forward qualities. Soft and smooth with little to no discernible tannin. Completely uncomplicated, for me, it’s a summer quaffing red. Less than a year old, it’s like a nouveau Grenache…very tasty for what it is. Perhaps a better bargain at $3.99 or less.
This wine is completely different from the Tempranillo/Garnacha blend with similar label that bin5 reviewed back on April 1st. This wine sees only stainless steel, while the far more sophisticated blend that bin5 reviewed spends time in American oak barrels. Here’s a link to the producer’s website.