The 90 Plus Cellars Lot 128 Gran Vino has an SRP of $11.99. Imported by Latitude Beverage Company.
From the bottle:
This red blend is Northern Spain’s version of a Super Tuscan, but here the unctuous Tempranillo plays a starring role. The wine is partially fermented in French oak, aged in new barrels for a year, and then kept another year in bottle before release. This is a wine with a slick first impression and a booming attitude.
Stampeding aromas of luscious blackberries, plums, and currants run alongside a frenzy of anise, lemon, and cocoa. Once imbibed, a menage of tantalizing brambly flavors soars over a jamboree of savory spice and sweet plum fruit. This is seriously good wine, and that’s no bull.
It’s been awhile since we’ve reviewed a wine from 90 Plus Cellars but we’re back today with a bang. We’ve long been impressed by the value proposition of their wines and today’s pick is a great reminder. In fact, if they named wine like they do the sport models of cars, this one would be a “GT” as it takes your mouth on a grand tour of taste.
The 2012 90 Plus Cellars Lot 128 Gran Vino begins with a very inviting aroma of blackberry, plum, spice and a little leather and I love it. The wine tastes smooth and savory with lots of licorice, black cherry and blackberry as well as tons of well integrated spice, notes of anise and more. It’s not a typical blend of varieties by any means, but it works amazingly well. The full-flavored fruit notes along with more licorice and a bit of chocolate linger tantalizingly on the dry finish. A grand tour of taste indeed!
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