The Allende Rioja, a 100% Tempranillo cuvee, was barrel fermented in a mix of new and used French oak, remained in barrel for 13 months, and was bottled unfiltered. The wine is inky purple-colored and has a superb nose of pain grille, mineral, violets, cranberry, and blueberry. The youthful palate reveals layers of fruit, ripe tannin, and excellent balance.
100% Tempranillo; 70% French and 30% American oak
"Toasted coffee beans with attractive balsamic notes and aromas of mint, blackcurrant and meat juices. Heady and ambitious but elegantly structured in the mouth with fresh acidity and a pure, focused finish.
"Opaque ruby. A complex bouquet of dark berries, cherry cola and spicecake, with subtle minerality. Juicy, palate-staining blackberry and bitter cherry flavors blend density and energy, with very good mineral spine. Fresh and focused on the finish, which repeats the spicy notes."
International Wine Cellar