This is a very nice Syrah from northeast Spain (the D.O. of Somontano).  It is a unique take that is well worth exploring especially for the price.  Deep garnet in color with a ruby rim, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, some black raspberries, with slight dried floral notes and a hint of char/graphite.  Medium bodied.  15%abv.  On the palate, the black cherries dominate with underlying minerality.  Very tasty.  Medium tannins.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  If pressed, this has some similarities to a St. Joseph from the Northern Rhone.  It is drinking well now and should continue for five to eight more years.  A nice match for Cassoulet but even a (veggie) burger off the grill would work well too.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2015
Current Price: 
$35.00USD

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