Finca San Blas, Utiel-Requena DO (Valencia, Spain) “Lomalta” 2014

($14): The Denominación de Origen (DO) of Utiel-Requena in eastern Spain has traditionally been known for bulk wine from the prolific Bobal grape.  Slowly, producers are changing the image.  This robust red, a blend of Merlot, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Syrah, has remarkably mild tannins, which makes it a good choice for hearty fare, even barbeque.  It provides a lot of bang for the buck as long as you like the “big red” style of wine.
87 Michael Apstein Jul 11, 2017