“This bold red features a thick, rich texture, with ripe, heady flavors of currant and blackberry preserves, backed by cocoa, espresso and loamy earth notes. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, with enough orange peel acidity to keep this lively. Harmonious, in a full-throttle style.” (Value Pick of the Week)
Tarima - Wine Spectator
"This bold red features a thick, rich texture, with ripe, heady flavors of currant and blackberry preserves, backed by cocoa, espresso and loamy earth notes. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, with enough orange peel acidity to keep this lively. Harmonious, in a full-throttle style."
Tarima - Wine Spectator
Triga - 2016
“Plush and polished, this red delivers ripe blackberry and currant flavors, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Notes of dark chocolate, licorice and blood orange add interest.”
“These Mourvedre vines are grown at 2,000-2,500 feet, where they’re influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the nearby continental plateau of La Mancha. Soils are mostly limestone and chalk with fossilized limestone chunks, blended with clay and sand. The wine has smoky aromas and a gamey complexity after aging for 20 months in French oak barrels. A big wine: full and rich on the palate, with very ripe blackberry, dried fig flavors, and a touch of clove in the finish.”
“Full disclosure: I tried five years of Volver’s Triga at an on-site wine tasting, and because it was so good that I drained each glass (for research, of course), my notes got a little weird. If we’re going to choose favorites, the 2012 was the absolute best, followed by the 2013—but at $40-plus, they’re a little more of a splurge. The 2014, even though it’s a little younger and not quite as developed as the older vintages, was still exceptional and manages to fall within budget. Made with monastrell and cabernet grapes, this wine brings a strong whiff of chocolate (yum) before serving up licorice and dark fruit (think ripe, juicy blackberries). The rest of my tipsy notes say, “insanely good. Stop being this good."
“This bold red is intense and expressive. Cassis and blueberry flavors mingle with cola, cocoa and licorice notes. Chewy tannins and balsamic acidity amplify the impact. Heady, ripe and in the modern style. Monastrell.”
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival announced the results of their annual wine competition. TARIMA Tarima Hill 2015 received a Gold Medal! The winners earned their awards in direct, blind comparison with wines of the same variety or region. More than 400 wines were judged.