Category Archives: Castilla y León

2005 Protocolo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

I popped this in protest of the depressed economy and everyone that’s steering people toward value oriented products. It’s a $7 retail Tempranillo from spain, that has shown pretty well in the past, and was hoping to ease the pocket books of some folks who are regular drinkers, I mean us drunks, that appreciate varietal typicity for the training of the palate. This wine nails the Tempranillo from Spain under $10. On the nose, youthful aromas of medium intensity, certainly earth driven, dirt, dust, pipe tobacco, leather, meat, and loads of cherries, some carmel, and oak, but nothing to be concerned about. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, very earthy, eather, juicy cherry latte, medium tannin, medium+ acidity, medium body, descent balance and a moderate finish for a wine at this price range. At the least, this wine will make others step up their game a bit.