A blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rívola is brilliant ruby in color with violet highlights. On the nose, the wine is fresh and generously fruity, with impressions of ripe raspberries, strawberries and wild cherries offset by notes of jasmine, spice and mint. The fragrance is confirmed on the palate, which is mellow, fresh and succulent, supported by clean, subtle, sweetly ripe tannins ending in a silky, elegant finish.
What a great wine this is, one of my favorites from Spain. I am not a huge fan of 100% Tempranillo's so the 40% Cabernet in the blend makes it outstanding. This winery is just down the street from Vegas Sicilia, highest rated producer in Spain but a fraction of the price.