Finca Sobreño Tempranillo Toro Crianza 2005
Chocalatey oak aromas presage a ripe, almost resinous wine. There is so much oak at the moment that it is nearly overpowering, but the earthy cherry fruit bulls through. A workingman's wine, in a good way; serve with hearty food.Add winemaker's notes
This winery was the result of a project by a group of vine growers based in the DO Rioja, who in 1998 decided to expand their horizons and invest in the D.O. Toro. They wanted to produce great wines with international appeal using Tinta de Toro, an indigenous grape with very interesting qualities. Sobreño currently owns 80 hectares of vineyards -half of them are over 35 years of age- and controls 90 hectares owned by local producers.
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Chocalatey oak aromas presage a ripe, almost resinous wine. There is so much oak at the moment that it is nearly overpowering, but the earthy cherry fruit bulls through. A workingman's wine, in a good way; serve with hearty food.
This assertive red delivers ripe black currant and blackberry fruit. Chocolate and coconut oak add sweetness. A bit rustic, with chewy tannins and just enough acidity for balance. Best from 2009 through 2014.
Finca Sobreno's 2005 Crianza is 100% Tinta de Toro aged for 7 months in American oak. Dark crimson-colored, it offers an enticing bouquet of cedar, mineral, blackberry, and floral notes. This leads to a ripe, supple, full-flavored, spicy wine with excellent depth and balance. Although designed and priced to be consumed in its youth, it will evolve for several years. It is an outstanding value.
Finca Sobreno has been a top value pick in previous vintages, and it's good to see this property is still on target. The 3,000-case cuvee of 2001 Tinto Crianza exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to elegant, sweet black cherry and currant fruit with subtle notes of oak and new saddle leather in the background. Nicely-textured and medium-bodied, with loads of fruit, it should be consumed over the next 2-3 years.
A deep, luscious red in color, and heavy as they come, this Spanish beauty is absolutely delicious. The nose will knock you out with overwhelming dark fruit aromas, black cherry, and a touch of licorice and spice followed by a chewy mouthfeel that blends the fruit and spicy notes perfectly. This is the kind of wine that stains the glass dark red, and your teeth as well - the perfect match for steak, barbecue and even chocolate.
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