Tapena Spanish Wine

Tapena Rose Spanish red wineTapena Rose wine from Tierra de Castilla, Spain

2010 Rosé

"As a fan of dry rose, I encourage people to drink it all year long. Though it's a popular during warm months, think of it as white alternative during winter. This is Garnacha based so it sports spicy, hearty fullness in a refreshing pink package."
- ThirstyGirl.com, December 13, 2011

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"Crisp and acidic with bright citrus flavors balanced by mineral notes. Pair it with light appetizers, crunchy salads or seafood."
- Gayot, November 15, 2011

2009 Rosé

87 points, Best Buy
"Neutral, minerally, salinic and refreshing on the nose, which is exactly what this critic wants from a $10 rosado. The palate is juicy and clean, with acid-driven flavors of pink grapefruit, tangerine and nectarine. Finishes in straight-ahead fashion, with snap and cleansing acids."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2010
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Gold Medal
- 2010 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

2008 Rosé

86 points, Best Buy
"Two vintages running this is good, even-flowing rosé. The color is on the red side, but the nose dials in on fluffy red-berry body and a flame of heat and spice on the finish. A good food wine to drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 2009 Download PDF

Critics Silver Medal
A round and full-bodied party pleaser"
- Nick Passmore, Judge for 2009 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

2007 Rosé

89 points
"...a juicy pink wine from Monastrell (aka Mourvedre, not a common grape for roses), Garnacha (aka Grenache) and Shiraz with an electric pink color, forward ripe strawberry aromas, dry palate with lush fruit flavors and crisp acidity. The wine finishes with 13% alcohol and loads of juicy fruit and is a great value-match with casual meals."
- Gerald D. Boyd, May 5, 2009

88 points
"Pale watermelon red hue. Sweet black cherry aromas with a hint of earthiness. Fresh strawberry and black cherry flavors with a citrus peel-like tartness. Light, dry finish with cherry pit astringency."
- The Wine News, October/November 2008

Tapeña Rosé included in Food & Wine's "Terrific $12-and-Under Wines"
"Tapeña, a new winery from Spanish cava producer Freixenet, makes a trio of appealing wines—red, white and rosé, the latter zesty and strawberry-rich. It’s a blend of Monastrell and Garnacha, with a touch of Syrah for backbone."
- Food & Wine, November 2008 Download PDF

Tapeña Rosé was featured on The Today Show as an excellent wine for the summer. View the excerpt below:



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