The Terrenal Seleccionado, a smooth and easy blend from Spain.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell from Yecla, Spain. The wine is kosher and vegan.
The Terrenal Seleccionado is available exclusively at Trader Joe's for only $6.99. Imported by D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.
From the bottle:
We selected the absolute best of our Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell for the Terrenal Seleccionado, harvesting the grapes by hand from our high-altitude plots in Yecla (DO), where the unique climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly and fully express their flavor profiles. The result is a rich red wine with a delicate structure and elegantly complex character, to be enjoyed on its own or paired with a lavish meal.
We haven't made a point of identifying kosher wines here on the site so we're happy to feature this one today, especially since it is so inexpensive and widely available. (And while it is kosher it's not mevushal.)
The 2014 Terrenal Seleccionado begins with pleasant aromas of blackberry, plum and prunes plus a bit of spice and vanilla. Tasting the wine reveals it to be smooth with lots of tart dark fruit and good spice notes. While this medium-bodied wine doesn't have much complexity, it is certainly easy to drink. It ends dry with firm tannins and a mouth-puckering finish. Lingering dark fruit and oaky chocolate notes last quite a while in the mouth.
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