Hey there. Like light, elegant wines? HIT DELETE on this email, then, because we are THUNDERING into your palate today with a prodigious, colossal, leviathan-sized blockbuster red from Toro with THREE (3, tres, tre, drei, trois) 93-POINT scores from all the major critics!! YES! Uber-awesome price, too, of course!
OK, despite our relentless enthusiasm (hey, we sell wines we LOVE, wines that get the juices going!) the San Roman bottling HAS received whopping-big press for many years --- it's well-established as a rock star in the region and among savvy (looking at you) wine quaffers who like 'em on the big and lusty side of the spectrum. So HERE YOU GO! Fantastic price. This delivers so much punch for the buck. Crazy.
What's it like? This purple, stormborn (thanks GOT), righteous powerhouse blazes right out of the glass with powerful, pure, cassis and sweet fresh blackberry pie, black cherry fruit, juniper, grape candy, and tons of HEADY vanilla and toffee scented oak spice, long and wild and toasty. We are quite sure you will find other things going on in this complex and ripe Tempranillo --- mocha? Espresso? Cedar? Earth? Smoke? Chocolate-covered smoked, grilled and rum-soaked cherries? Quite possibly. There is no wrong answer....
aged for two years in 75 percent French and 25 percent American oak barrels, half of them new) Inky purple. Heady cherry, dark berry, vanilla and violet pastille qualities on the oak-accented nose. At once rich and energetic; a firm spine of acidity provides lift to sweet cassis, blueberry and vanilla flavors. Closes with youthful tannic grip and impressive persistence, leaving dark berry and licorice candy notes behind.
The 2013 San Román was produced with fruit from older vineyards in Toro. In 2012 they started reducing the amount of the new oak in this wine and the change is quite noticeable. There is something leafy and floral showing elegance within the power that the place provides naturally. 2013 was quite different in Toro from Ribera del Duero, here the cooler years are a plus, as they balance the extra ripeness the place provides. In 2013 there was no rain during the harvest and the grapes were very healthy. There are some fine tannins and the profile of a more austere and transparent vintage, a mineral year. But it does have the smokey and slightly wild character of Toro.
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