Category Archives: Zamora

2008 Triton Tempranillo Zamora Spain

A new project from Jorge Ordonez. Black garnet in color. On the nose, youthful, medium + intensity, cherry, mud, espresso, chocolate, leather, cigar, with definite oak, and subtle earth. On the palate, dry, ripe and delicious, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, rich texture, fruit, earth, and oak all harmoniously coming together. Very good value!    

2005 Vinas del Cenit Tempranillo

Revisited this one, that’s easily the best wine under $70 on our menu. Dark garnet color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, earth, cigar, plum, black licorice, vanilla, espresso, nicely layered, some oak, and some earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, very nicely balanced, just enough extraction of fruit and…Continue Reading

2005 Vinas del Cenit Tempranillo

Revisiting this wine after being floored by it last time, close-out on the 04, and I couldn’t believe that kind of quality and distinct Tempranillo character came at this price point. 100% Tempranillo from Zamora, an old region that has scene revitalization in the last few years. Although more expensive, this wine still destroys it…Continue Reading

2003 Dehesa La Granja

I got to try this last week at a pretty amazing Noble Wine Merchants tasting. I’ve enjoyed previous vintages of the wine, and the 03 continues to deliver. Dark ruby color. On the nose, starting to develop, medium+ intensity, smoke, meat, leather, fig, plum, chalky earth, some dairy component, oak, nicely balanced nose, with focused…Continue Reading