“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.