Location: Englewood, CO
Sporty, unique, fun-loving, and of course, dark berries
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May 8, 2011 at 8:53am
Added May 8, 2011 at 8:52amThis wine is ready to drink now and for the next 3 years. I don't think it could age too well past that point but would be a delight for those who want an amazing, drinkable 2004-vintage Rioja right now in 2011. This is medium-full bodied. The tannins are present, refined but not as dominant as the 'typical' Rioja tempranillo. The nose is beautiful, offering cherry, raspberry, maybe a LITTLE wild strawberry mixed with some coffee and tobacco notes. On the palate I would say it tends to be more of a New World style simply due to the fact that it is so bold. The berries come out in full form but the minerality and herbs (maybe sage/clove?) round it out nicely. Of course the tannins polish off the flavour quite well. The wine has a long finish. Still tasting it about a minute after... All in all, this is a beautiful wine. I very much enjoy this. I don't really recommend this with food. If so, I recommend a sweeter spread (i.e. sweeter cheeses, honeys, preserves, sweet chutneys, fruits, some sweet fresh almonds would be amazing).
Jul 9, 2008 at 2:34pm
Added Jul 9, 2008 at 2:26pmBeen some time since I have had this in my possession, but when I did I bought it by the case. It is a wonderful grape which found growing in the wild without cultivation for hundreds of years. Emilio Bulfon found these wonderful vines and now produces wine such as this. Great fruit forward red. Lots of bright red berry flavors i.e. red, sunbaked cherries, mashed raspberries, maybe a hint of pomegranate...It is accompanied by a subtle minerality which nicely closes the wine off on the palate. It is a beautiful bright ruby red with a nice rim of amaranth. This is medium bodied and has a small-moderate tannin structure. This wouldn't age past 5 years well, but it is a beauty to own and drink if you can find it!
Jun 4, 2008 at 4:54pm
Added Jun 4, 2008 at 4:54pm
Feb 27, 2008 at 1:32am
Added Feb 27, 2008 at 1:10amFor the price point, this wine is a hidden gem. This wine is produced by the same vineyards that produce the infamous Amon-Ra. Expect a full bodied, lush shiraz that fills your mouth with crushed ripe cherries with a residual cedar note. The tannins are well developed and have strength but are well integrated into the palette. The finish is long and luxurious. Expect a good minute long finish. Really REALLY recommended..
Feb 8, 2008 at 5:19pm
Added Feb 8, 2008 at 5:17pmI don't know why TM rated it so low. Other ratings are around 88-94. This is a fabulous Temp. It has a nice delicate structure, very fruit forward. Classic red berry and cassis notes. Nice medium-long (15sec) finish with a little minerality and has a nice hint of sweetness.
Feb 6, 2008 at 2:56am
Added Dec 6, 2007 at 9:03am
Jan 7, 2008 at 2:35pm
Added Jan 7, 2008 at 2:29pmTo be honest, there ARE much better Neros out there. But in a pinch, this will definitely do. Has the typical wild spiciness intertwined with red berries note. I am hesitant to say this but I feel its true, it maybe flawed in the sense that it tastes a little processed, maybe a little chemical machinery residue...Pair it with cheese or any other solid protein and you can say bye-bye to that flaw.
Jan 7, 2008 at 2:28pm
Cortijo III Rioja 2005
Added Jan 7, 2008 at 2:28pmNice Rioja...Initial taste has an abundance of jammy character. After a minute it opens up enough to allow for the packs of dark cherries to develop. A little spice and hint of minerals make this a nice and tasty tempranillo perfect for really any type of food you wish to pair. Medium bodied and has a fairly brief finish, but it is long enough to say this is a great bottle of wine at its very modest price.
Dec 16, 2007 at 6:12pm
Dec 6, 2007 at 9:05am
Added Nov 16, 2007 at 11:31pmSeriously delightful nero...The nose offers a wildy fruity adventure, lovely cherry and spice notes with a hint of mineral quality. The initial taste allows a nice medium body with chewy tannins. The cherry and blackberry notes hold up well throughout. It has a nice spice that compliments on the finish which is a nice long and smooth let down. Great with food or simply sipping by itself. Great everyday tuscan red mmmmmm.