23 October 2014

Viña Robles 2010 Suendero

A friend shared a bottle of this me at a recent get-together, and it might be one of my new favorite Paso Robles wines.

It was a lovely plum color, with a medium body. The nose was full of cherries and oak, or it might have tended closer to cedar.

This might be a weird tasting note. But as soon as I took the first sip, I thought: Blueberry Pop-Tarts. A big hit of blueberry flavor, but a little bit of candy, too. And just a hint of char. The tannins were way in the back but gave it some bite on the finish.

What an interesting wine. It was so different from any other Paso Robles bottle I’ve ever had (granted, less than ten, perhaps even less than five), but it was lovely, and incredibly fun to drink.