It's not often that the prestigious Penin Guide, Spain's most highly regarded wine review compendium, gives 88 points to such an inexpensive wine, but Chaval is an extraordinary Bobal, Valencia's perfect summer red. Initial fermentation is long and slow with an even longer maceration in stainless steel tanks. It's color is a beautiful deep cherry with violet overtones. It's abundant nose of forest greens, strawberries and raspberries is complimented by light spice. A soft, medium bodied wine with lovely soft, tannins that help keep the acidity perfectly balanced with delicious fruit

Howard Friedman - ()