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92 • L'Equilibrista 2010 Negre, DO Catalunya $27.99.
Aromas of beeswax candle, chocolate creme brulee, dill pickle, and briar berries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, craisin, kiwi, cedar, and hung game accented finish. A nicely structured and very flavorful red for the table. (tasted on Mar-18-2013)
91 • Urbezo 2009 Crianza, DO Cariñena $10. Best Buy.
Dark ruby red color. Bold aromas and flavors of flowers, pistachio brittle, chocolate cherries, and tomato jelly with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blood orange, creamy mocha, and cedar finish. A lively flavorful red that works well on its own or with food. (tasted on Mar-18-2013)
91 • L'Obila 2005 Celler Costers del Ros, Priorat DOQ $70.
Dark ruby with a brick rim. Mature aromas of stewed ripe berries, coconut custard, leather and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, craisin, cocoa, melon, pencil and spice finish with seamlessly integrated wood tannins. A very traditionally made and mature Spanish red for filet mignon. (tasted on Mar-18-2013)
87 • Fuenteseca 2011 Bobal-Cabernet Sauvginon, DO Utiel Requena $12.99. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Garnet color. Polished aromas and flavors of cassis jam, pickled beet and radish, and chocolate with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and dried cherry, nut, and spice finish. A really nice everyday wine that will be great with pasta dishes. (tasted on Mar-18-2013)
85 • Convento el Carmen 2006 Selección, Jumilla D.O. $14.
Dark ruby black color. Aromas of dried flowers, marinated tomatoes and cherries with a soft, dryish medium body and a tart blackberry, plum skin, and nut finish. A nice table wine. (tasted on Mar-18-2013)
84 • Mermelada 2010 "Sassy Red", D.O. Costers del Segre $10.99.
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate berries and nuts with very fruity light-to-medium body and a raspberry jam on raisin toast finish. A pleasant, off-dry red sipper. (tasted on Mar-04-2013)
84 • Tarantas 2011 Monastrell, Jumilla D.O. $11.99. Organically Grown Grapes|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Slightly smoky roasted nuts and cherries and cedar aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy, sour apple, honey, and cedar driven finish with powdery tannins. (tasted on Mar-04-2013)