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Ke Roble Oak Jumilla – 2011

Ke Roble Oak 2011This is a nice, funky red wine from Spain. “KeRoble Oak Jumilla 2011 is a smooth drinking, fun red blend containing mostly Mourvedre and Syrah grapes.

The wine is cold fermented and aged for 3 months in French and American Oak (producers’ notes).

Good quality wine for its price.

Produced and bottled by R.E., Jumilla, Spain.

Imported by: Maximum Wine Co., Englishtown NJ.

Alc. 13.5%

$11

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El Furioso 2009

El Furioso 2009This is a 100% Tempranillo. I’m a big fan of tempranillo wines and most of those wines I have tasted were all pretty good.

I usually don’t review bad wines, but I had to make an exception. The “El Furioso” 2009 tempranillo with its cool label has a gross “candy-like” flavor and will give you one of the worst headaches ever.

The bottle is also fairly light, so that could be a reason that this wine did not age well.

Alc. 13%

$8

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Ananto Valencia 2009

Ananto Valencia 2009Ananto (Valencia) 2009 is a 60/40 blend of Bobal and Syrah grapes.

The Bobal grape is native to the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia. The name is derived from the Latin word bovale, which refers to the shape of a bull’s head. The grape is resistant to extreme weather and diseases and gives wines acidity and fragrance.

This red blend has a pleasant dark fruit fragrance and is acidic with lots of raspberry and cherry flavor. It has medium tannins and the wine goes well with hors d’oeuvres and tapas.

Produced by Bodega Sierra Notre, bottled by R.E.N., Utiel-Requena, Valencia, Spain.

Imported by Alain Blanchon Selections, NY, NY.

Alc. 13.5%

$15

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