Ojos del Guadiana, Tempranillo Joven

Winery: Bodegas el Progreso

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: Tempranillo Joven

Wine Category: Tempranillo

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: La Mancha

State or country: Spain

Price: $11.00

ABV: 14.5%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points

Review date: May 03, 2020

About the Winemaker:    Bodegas el Progresso is a wine co-operative.  Ojos del Guadiana is a member of that co-operative. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Calderina, the vineyard is in a great spot for growing wine grapes. There are rolling hills for drainage, hot dry summers, cool winters, and low annual rainfall.

Color:  Garnet

Nose:  Eucalyptus, blackberry, red berries, and smoke

Taste: Eucalyptus, red apple skin, pear, red berries, raisin and oak.

Assessment:  Ojos del Guadiana Tempranillo Joven is full in flavor and full in body.  It has a silky texture and a tannic structure that is balanced by just the slightest bit of acidity.  The tannic levels make this a dry wine, and fruity over tones add layers of complexity. This wine offers something for everyone.  Ready to drink now.

Ojos del Guadiana Tempranillo Joven is a very good wine.  88 points.

Pairing recommendation:  Lamb roast, Pasta, or charcuterie

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