Maker: CIV USA (Importer)
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Infinitus Tempranillo 2005 is a tasty Spanish red wine that offers a great value for under $10. Its aroma is spicy berries with a subtle leather note. The flavor starts off with lots of juicy blackberry and plum flavors, and segues into spice and oak notes with a dry, almost astringent, finish. This combination makes Infinitus Tempranillo more interesting than the typical fruit bomb red wine. We liked this wine a little better than the Infinitus Cabernet Sauvignon – Tempranillo 3004 we tried last year.
Tempranillo is an uncommon varietal in the U.S. It’s native to Spain, and is used to make a variety of wines including the moderately well known Rioja wines. According to the wine’s data sheet, the grapes hail from “the great plains of Central Spain (yes this is where the rain in
Spain falls mainly…) is actually the largest wine growing region in the world. Larger in fact, than Australia and Chile combined!” There are actually six Infinitus wines, all reds except for Infinitus Chardonnay. We’ve only seen two or three of them in our local stores, but we may hunt down a couple of the others.