Luzon Jumilla Red Wine

#84 front

Though a bit restrained immediately upon opening, after a short while the nose reveals a bright berry mix, licorice, tobacco, and some light minerality. On the palate, it’s mostly the same, with balanced acidity and lingering tannins.

Sierra Foothills Gold Rush Red

#60 front

The nose offers mild fruit and a dusting of oak. On the palate it’s a bit tart, and could benefit from a little more body. A decent drinker for the price, though.

Chiusa Grande Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

#39 front

Smells and tastes very green, suggesting unripe fruit. Poorly made.

Bois de Lamothe Cotes de Duras

#27 Front

Rusty color. Smells like iron. Tastes metallic. On its way to vinegar.

Monte Ducay Reserva Red Wine, Carinena

#10 front

A corked bottle. Normally, we would try another. But the sweet, jammy taste discouraged us from giving it another go.