Calabria Family Wines Hilltops Tempranillo 2015 $15
Griffith-based Calabria Family Wines sources grapes for this wine from the cooler Hilltops region. The region's depressed grape prices - reflected in established vineyards currently selling at land-only prices (or discounted further for the cost of removing vines) - no doubt partly account for the wine's modest price. The quality, however, is good and the wine captures tempranillo's varietal character. The blueberry-like aroma carries through to a fresh, fruity, medium-bodied palate, cut with the variety's distinctive tannins, which give a savoury edge.