WA 91 WS 89 WE 89 Pts - According to Robert Parker - From holdings in La Mancha, the 2011 Volver (100% Tempranillo that spent 18 months in new French oak prior to being bottled unfiltered) is a 2,000-case cuvee that comes from a single vineyard. Abundant notes of acacia flowers intermixed with black currants and blackberries are offered in a flavorful, medium-bodied, slightly spicy format. A nicely textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a long finish suggest this stunning value will drink well for 3-4 years. Wines such as this normally sell for $30-$50 a bottle, but this beauty is priced just over $16.
According to Wine Spectator - This bold, modern red delivers a mouthful of ripe black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, with accents of toast and chocolate. The ripe tannins are well-integrated, featuring enough acidity for freshness. Tempranillo. Drink now through 2018.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Vibrant black-fruit aromas come across young and vital, with a lot of oak topping. The palate is chunky, with pulpy weight and plenty of body. Blackberry and black currant are the lead flavors, and they are backed by chocolaty oak. This feels meaty and bulky, with tons of fruit-forward heft and power. 100% Tempranillo. 15% ABV.