Though not normally known for Cabernet, Spain is producing all sorts of interesting wines right now. This 2007 Vega Sindoa is no exception. Priced around $12.99 (that is what I paid), one highly reputable critic compared this to Napa Cabernets at 2 or 3 times the price. So I’ve had a chance to taste it and my verdict is…
Don’t compare this to Napa Cab 2 to 3 times the price, it just isn’t there.
However… this tastes like good, varietally correct, easy drinking cabernet. I wouldn’t go pairing this with a delicious medium-rare ribeye, but would be a great wine for your friends coming over to watch that music-oriented television show you all get together for every week. You know the one.
At $12.99 or so, this wine won’t knock your socks off, but it will be like that nice pair of wool socks you like to slip on when the air gets a little chilly. Its smooth, easy-drinking, Cabernet that simply won’t offend anyone. Just don’t go putting it next to a bottle of Worthy or Buehler.