La Viña non-vintage red

60% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 10% Cariñena (Carignan); 13% ABV
Catalunya DO, Spain
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 10 Feb

LaVina_Catalunya_RedThis wine, with a rather generic name and no vintage, seemed a bit risky, but possibly rewarding.  However, the longer odds did not pay off this time; the wine’s kind of bad.

Although the wine has tasty darker red fruit that is ripe and tangy, with balancing acid, there’s a touch of vinegar to the acid that I couldn’t get past.  After decanting it, I poured it back in the bottle in anticipation of returning it.

The next day, the vinegar flavor, like the rest of the wine, is better integrated, but still not going away.  I tried drinking more, but still couldn’t get past that vinegar aspect.  Thumbs down.

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