Monday, September 27, 2010
Bodegas Osborne Seven, Red Wine of Spain NV 3L Box
This time it is the Spanish Seven from Bodegas Osborne using a blend of seven different grapes.
Osborne is one of Spain's most distinguished wine and Sherry producers. They are family owned and operated and place an extremely high value on quality and consistency to offer consumers exceptional wines with equally attractive pricing.
Their vast company portfolio encompasses the well reputed Bodegas Montecillo wines from Rioja, Solaz wines from Tierra de Castilla and Dominio de Malpica wines also from Tierra de Castilla, Osborne Sherry, Brandy, Port and other distinguished spirits.
*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks representing the brand.
"The grapes are picked at the coolest part of the day just before dawn, and then harvested and fermented separately to allow each variety's individual character to develop. We chose to minimize oak treatments to maximize fruit flavors, using micro-oxygenation instead to soften tannins. We focused our efforts on finding just the right blend of varieties until we came across the perfect mix of berry fruit flavors, soft tannins and nice acidity to make an energetic, approachable and distinctively Spanish wine."
This is another really nice affordable wine from Octavin. ($20)
The wine is light garnet red with aromas of cherry, raspberry and some leather, earth and light hints of oak.
Not heavy on tannins or acidity giving it a smooth mouth feel with fruity flavors, some chocolate and a touch of sweetness.
The Seven finished smooth with some spice, but very short.
Like all the other wines in this series, Osborne Seven is meant to be an everyday table wine, great for parties, grilled burgers, pizza and weekend get togethers or tailgating at the games. And at an average cost of $5 a bottle, you can invite the in-laws. Well, that may be going too far, but a 3 liter box is enough to share.
For the everyday wine drinker looking for cheap but good, this is a fantastic deal not to pass up.
Inaugural Release: 10,500 cases
Blend: 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Tempranillo, 8% Grenache and 8% Graciano