Costers del Segre DO, Spain
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Tempranillo; 13% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on about 18 May
I liked this label’s elegant presentation and the wine’s delicate color, and also I remembered a couple Raimat reds that had been pretty good deals. Probably because my hopes had been high, I thought this wine was pretty good but not great.
The wine did not change much over time, immediately tasting of cantaloupe and red berries, with hints of tangerine and pink grapefruit, when warmed a little yellow fruit, and very little if any wood. It is pleasantly delicate and acceptably complex, but I found it a bit soft and unstructured for my taste. It did not stand up to the assertively flavored squid with black bean sauce I made to go with it.