Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vega Sindoa Navarra (Valdizarbe) 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spain)

Vega Sindoa Navarra (Valdizarbe) 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spain), $11.99-$12.99, 88 points, poured a crushed black currant purple/red with a broad clear wine ring.
Smells of cedar, black currant, violets, and earth were quite good.
Medium-plus bodied, unusually acidic with firm layered and slightly astringent tannins, though a bit raw, were good, and paired well with my steak quesadillas.
Flavors faithfully followed the aromas with just a touch of tobacco.
Finished long on an escalating tannin, tart pomegranate, good spice notes, and a warm 14% alcohol.
This Cab needs time to mature for most palates (JMO), and it's unclear if the edge will smooth-out in the near future. If you like edgy red wines with a bite to it, then the QPR of this Cab is very good for you.


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