A fruit-forward style is the objective from a blend predominated by estate Syrah, Tempranillo and Garnacha (with smaller percentages of Graciano and Petit Verdot), the wine being aged a scant three months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Spice and sweet fruit abound on the nose and palate, framed by Guelbenzu's reliable sense of fruit purity.
"A blend of Syrah, Tempranillo, and Garnacha aged for 3 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple colored, it has a fruity, expressive nose of grilled meat, vanilla spice, cherry, and blackberry that jumps from the glass. Medium-bodied with an abundance of fruit, this tasty wine is well balanced and can be drunk now and over the next 3-4 years. It is an outstanding value." 89 points
February 1, 2007