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2006 Four Vines Tempranillo "Loco"

Winery: Four Vines

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Loco"

Wine Category: Tempranillo

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,173

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: July 10, 2008

Wine Review: Loco is a big wine built for folks who like their wine a bit on the edge. I happen to be one of those folks. This very dark purple wine opens with a very pronounced blackberry liquor like bouquet with notes of clove spice. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very smooth, balanced, and has intense dusty ripe blackberry flavors with a touch of spice. The finish is quite dry and shows tannins that linger for a very long time as they fade away. This impressive wine has been one of my favorites from the "Freak Show" wine collection for the past couple of vintages. I would pair this wine with pepper encrusted steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Tempranillo from the "Tres Cajones Vineyard" in Templeton is blended with Syrah and Grenache. Massive, massive wine. Big fruit, big structure, big balls…in fact three. On the palate, big black fruit that seems to resonate with angst. Huge structure with rich tannins; long, long, long on the mouth; a rich oak finish.

Organic status: not organic

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