La Purisima Estio Tinto 2007

img_3898Estio is the entry level range from La Purisima, who also make Trapio. There is a red, a white and a rose in the line up, all under $20 at retail. I think you really get your money’s worth with these wines, I quite like this tinto, but I think the pick of the bunch is the rosado.

The nose is full of cherry bubblegum, figs and blueberries, a touch of hot cinnamon and wood smoke.  Fresh and juicy in the mouth, plenty of fruit but it remains savory. Open and round, its easy to drink with just a touch of acid to keep things moving. Fig and plum in the mouth, some earthy spice. A tangy finish. Get the BBQ out while its still warm enough to enjoy and a grab a bottle of this with some pork chops. 87 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Cost: $19.50 Closure: Conventional Cork