$6 at Renton, WA (purchased 5/10/15)
This wine is imported by Quintessential Wines. Looking them up on the internet showed a portfolio that included other wines seen at GO such as Leaping Horse Vineyards, Ironstone, and Henry’s Drive. This wine is 100% Tempranillo from 20 year old vines and spent four months in new American oak.
Vibrant ruby red in color, pleasant nose of red and black fruits, licorice, tobacco, and olive tapenade. Very soft on the palate with light acid and tannins. Meat, tomato, spice, and green pepper flavors. After the better part of an hour it gave up some blackberry and plum fruit. At first I liked this wine, and then it was a little to veggie for me, and then came back again. An interesting wine in how it kept changing, but lacked fruit to balance out the other flavors to go to the next level. It is a drinkable wine and had some appeal to me, however not enough to buy more.