Ocaso Gran Reserva Blend
2006 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
Kim Sopko: July 30, 2010
According to the label this is “100% red wine,” but there is no more explicit information available! I have a feeling, however, that this is mostly Malbec: it has the rich, deep black fruit and spice notes, lush mouthfeel and soft tannins that are hallmark to the grape. There’s probably some Cabernet and Merlot thrown in for good measure. There is a brightness with a fresh ripe cherry aroma, that makes us suspect there is also something lighter, like Grenache — or more likely, Bonarda — blended in with the heavier reds. Whatever the blend, the Ocaso Gran Reserva is one terrific bottle of red wine, excellent for braised meats or hearty stew dishes.