Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: 2007 Finca de Sandoval Salia

Overhyped


The Bottom Line: What's all the fuss about?  There's been a lot of accolades splashed about for this wine.  Sure, it's a drinkable red with more density than most, but density alone does not make a good wine.  Overall, it's fair. $18

The Rest Of The Story: What else is there to say?  This is an average wine we can't advocate shopping for.  Dense, but one dimensional, it's lopsidedly tannic (even after a few days), hard, and uninspiring. 

Anyone calling it a "food wine" is looking to excuse its shortcomings. 



For almost the same price you can pick up a bottle of the newly released 2007 Phantom and experience a fantastic wine, sans hype.

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