Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tinto Lena 2011

"Tinto Leon" was the name this Leonese red used to go by, but the city fathers ojected that a private vineyard should not appropriate the city's name. Anyway, it's the entry level wine of a fairly large combine, a young, brash, uncomplicated country 100% Tempranillo that must at all costs be allowed to breathe for at least two hours before drinking. Once it's done that, it turns out to be a quite pleasant everyday quaff with good red fruit elements and a tannin kick at the finish.  At $ 9.99 for the liter bottle it;s a nice value as well.

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