Excerpts from JS Wine Ratings: WEEKLY TASTING REPORT (JUNE 1-7)
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
¨Some less-revered Spanish varieties also appeared on our radar this week. A few producers from the Utiel-Requena region of Valencia, such as Bodegas Vegalfaro and Finca San Blas, contributed some excellent bobal, garnacha tintorera, garnacha tinta and syrah wines.
The Finca San Blas Bobal Utiel-Requena La Senda del Caballo 2018 is a juicy, tight, and peppery expression of the bold, tannic workhorse grape bobal – Spain’s third-most-planted red variety that few people outside the country have even heard of. Coming from a 750-meter-high vineyard rich in calcareous clay soil and gravels, this is a fresh, tangy and refined delivery of bobal that comes with black and blue fruit and some wild blue flowers.¨