Mature low-yielding estate vineyards yield a concentrated wine, aged 18 months in American oak. Bouquet of ripe red fruit is well integrated with toasty/balsamic notes, rich texture from a great vintage offering plenty of stuffing for the cellar, while elegant Rioja acidity keeps it fresh.
Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
"Long on red fruit, this wine's texture has some tannic grit that makes the fruit feel firm and complex. The tannins are gentle carrying some funky earthiness, somewhere between black tea and chocolate, but the wine is neither thick nor sweet. It's a mellow, fruit-driven Rioja to serve with any roast meats."
Wine & Spirits
"Deep ruby. Smoky aromas of cherry compote, cassis and spicy oak. Plush and pliant, offering sweet dark fruit flavors complicated by mocha and vanilla. Shows a subtle spicy nuance on the persistent finish, which features soft tannins and a hint of black tea."
International Wine Cellar