2000 Bodegas Tintoralba Crianza
"The serious, unfiltered 2000 Tintoralba Crianza spent 12 months in new French oak. A strong effort, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of vanilla, kirsch, currants, and smoke, a textured, layered mouthfeel, a savory, ripe, full-bodied finish, and a long aftertaste. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
"COLOR-nice dark; NOSE-??; TASTE-Who needs a $40 Bordeaux? Structured, classic wine, extracted, This wine is Rocking Good!, lot of structure, great Black Cherry Cola, little "shaving" of mint leaf, great dirty dry sand flavor accompanied w/ dark black plum; Highly recommend" GV-90