First, here’s a review of Yellow Tail Cabernet. Blossom had just mentioned hers, so I didn’t want to be redundant. I drank that one last week. Here it is: It tastes like blackberries, spice like cinnamon, vanilla & oak finish. It has a dark burgundy color and a smoothness to its flavor. It tastes fruity but not sweet.
Tonight I have opened Ercavio Tempranillo Roble, a wine from Spain that I bought at Costco for $7-8. When I poured this wine, my first thought was “purpley.” It has a purple, metal topper on it, and 7 purple grapeprints on the label. Its color is so dark red in the glass that it passes for purple. It has a smooth taste and no after-bite. It doesn’t taste sweet, but it’s a little fruity, mellow and a little oakey. It is a young wine, aged in oak barrels for 6 months, and in the glass, it shows a thicker white line around it at the top.
If you’re in a purpley mood, you would enjoy this wine.