This wine comes from proprietary vineyards located around the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Laguardia at an altitude of 1,860 ft above sea level. Soils are calcareous clay with gravel.
"The 2003 Rioja (100% Tempranillo) is a crisp, ripe, medium-bodied effort revealing surprisingly good freshness for a wine from this hot vintage along with notions of spicy oak, cigar tobacco, sweet vanilla, and cherry/currant fruit. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.""The Wine Advocate"