De Tierra Vineyards
2008 Five by Five Bordeaux Blend
California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands
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Wow, dear Operative. Just wow…
We are so delightfully surprised by this wine from our old friends at De Tierra Vineyards, who we first discovered back in 2007. Back then, we were enamored with their wines - but they never had enough for us to showcase any. Well, our persistence has paid off and De Tierra gave us special access to their cellar. We tasted through their range and we chose the superstar of the bunch, today’s wondrous, beautifully balanced, boldly flavored De Tierra 2008 Five by Five Bordeaux Blend.
Enjoy this hearty - and very highly recommended - wine with something to match its bold energy. A grilled steak or a hearty roast would be a great pairing.
A deep, vivid ruby, nearly perfectly diffuse from its core to a slightly lighter rim.
Concentrated and lush with bold aromas of blackberry jam, black currant, blueberry, red plum, black cherry and sweet spice. Lying underneath these bold fruity notes are earthy aromas of tobacco leaf, toasted oak, and dried fall leaves.
Rich, robust, and extracted, with notes of dark fruit that closely mimic the nose, highlighted by black currant, braised black cherry, and blackberry jam. Notes of juniper black tea, dried cranberry, and pomegranate add to this delightful palate.
A very persistent and well structured finish, with grippy oak tannins that leave a slight tartness to the mouth.
We recommend serving this robust and elegant Bordeaux blend with a hearty meal of grilled beef and mushroom kebabs, prepared with a dry Provençal rub.
What the Winery Says
- Tom Russell
- Gold 93 Points - 2011 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits, 92 Points - International Wine Review
- Aged in new French oak
- Grape Blend
- 20% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petite Verdot, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon