2013 Condesa De Sarabella Tempranillo, Carinena, Spain $4.99

Silverdale, WA    13% alc.    (Purchased on 1/23/15)

IMG_1982Color & Clarity: Pours a clear dark candy apple red with ruby tones and a pink rim.

Aromas: Has a very candyish raspberry nose with hints of black pepper.

Flavors:  In the mouth the black pepper comes through the strongest, which I like.  But the flavors are rather simple with more candyish raspberry qualities.

Texture: Has some tannins and decent acidity, but overall it’s pretty thin and one-dimensional.

Finish: Again, simple and short.  Had I tasted this blind, I’d have guessed it to be a very young Garnacha, not the very young Tempranillo that it is.

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One thought on “2013 Condesa De Sarabella Tempranillo, Carinena, Spain $4.99

  1. permiesworld

    Tasted this tonight. Agreed that it is very candy-fruit like. Not at all like traditional Spanish Tempranillo. For me, thumbs down, not because it’s a bad wine but because it’s a terrible representation of a Tempranillo.

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