Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Castillo San Simon Tempranillo

Well, today is a special day.  I'm wrapping up the Castillo San Simon series on the blog and my second daughter is in the process of being born.  My life is going to get a bit crazy with a newborn being thrown into the mix, so I am going to take a couple of weeks to enjoy our new addition and clear my mind of the need to spend the few free moments I'll have on the blog.

 Name: Castillo San Simon Tempranillo
Winery:  Castillo San Simon
Vintage:  NV
Region:  Spain
Alcohol by Vol.:  12.5%
Price:  $3.33
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store's mark-up, and if you think that I'll ever find a good wine between $3 and $4.)

I opened the wine and got hit with a lot of berries, most noticeably strawberry.  This doesn't surprise me though.  I have not encountered a Tempranillo that wasn't heavy with fruit aromas.  On the downside, I was able to pickup some of the alcohol in the smell.  It the wine was a deep purple with good clarity.

I tasted it and...I like it.  I definitely got the berry flavors, strawberry and a little bit of cherry, and some earthiness.  It was simple, not too rough on the palate, had a short finish that wasn't offensive.  Other than the fact that it wasn't as complex as some Tempranillos that I've tried in the past, I can't find anything bad to say about this wine.

Rating:  Try Again

I would actually buy another bottle of this wine again.  I recommend that you all go out and try it.  You might be pleasantly surprised like I was during this tasting.  

Well, I'm off to go rejoin the world of diapers, sleepless nights, and crying.  I'm sure that the baby is going to do some stuff too, but we'll deal with it as it comes.

See you in a couple of weeks.