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Very nice value. It has a plummy nose, and medium-to-full body, very good concentration, with flavors of plums, prunes, black cherrries with some chocolate. There is enough tannin to give it some grip and just enough acidity. Probably a very good food wine. I don't know what varietals go into this wine, but I'll bet there's mostly Monastrell with maybe some Tempranillo to brighten things up a bit. I didn't know until today that this was the same vintner that bottles Protocolo, which is a nice value but a bit soft in structure. Codice, however is nicely structured and balanced in it's decidedly rustic way.

I've described this as "rough and ready." If you like your wines authentically rustic now and then, this is the real deal.

With a grade of B, and a cost of about $7, the QPR is excellent. I think of all the times that I've spent twice as much on a Spanish wine and got watery cherry cola. Maybe I should buy a couple of cases of this wine for back-up.
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