We have quite a hodgepodge of tasting notes for The Spaniard, so rather than wrap a narrative of questionable cleverness around them, we're just going to throw them right at you: "Cherry Sweet Tart" "Leather berry berry" "Oakberry pepper" "Great gams" (gams?) "Fruitalicious" "Way better than beer" "A great [Italian] red" (that was one confused taster, and we won't repeat the inappropriate ethnic characterization that rhymes with Winnebago.) Our favorite: "It's turtles all the way down!" OK, so that last one is maybe too hip for the room (you can read about it on Wikipedia) - we're pretty sure he was referring to the long finish!
Wine EnthusiastThis wine has been interesting since it first came out, and with the commanding 2006, it takes its place as one of the best Tempranillo-based wines in California. It's bone dry, and while it's a little soft in acidity, the tannins are so refined that the wine retains structure. Flavor-wise, it's all cherries, cedar and rich, earthy mulch notes." - Steve Heimoff