Vega Sindoa Tempranillo, Navarra ($8)Tempranillo is not...

Wine of the week

March 29, 1998|By Michael Dresser

Vega Sindoa Tempranillo, Navarra ($8)

Tempranillo is not exactly a household word in the United States, but in Spain it's the king of red-wine grapes. This is not an example of tempranillo at its mature best, but it does show what a delightful, reasonably priced wine it can produce in its youth. The Vega Sindoa is a chunky, medium- to full-bodied red wine with little tannin and loads of black-cherry fruit. There's an appealing meaty and earthy quality, and a breezy acidity. It's a most enjoyable value.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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