An amazing bottle of wine for the price, this rich red wine consistently gets high marks from the wine critics. Full of spicy, ripe fruit, how can you not afford to try a bottle or three at this price?
A Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo blend that is extracted, rich, and ripe with mint, plum, black olive and sage flavors. Complex and unusual.
"The dense ruby/purple-colored 2001 Rivola is a 10,000-case cuvee of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 10 months in French and American oak, and bottled unfiltered. This amazingly concentrated wine could easily pass for a classified growth Bordeaux from a top vintage. It is deep and rich, with copious quantities of black currants, licorice, new saddle leather, earth, spice box, and hints of smoke. This medium to full-bodied, muscular red should drink well for 8-10 years. It is amazing stuff for the price!"
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Bright red-ruby color. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, mint and baking spices. Supple and smooth but bright, with dark berry flavors complemented by a hint of dark chocolate. softer anbd more fruit-driven than the 2001. - Wine Spectator