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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Ysios Reserva 2004
Ysios Reserva 2004
(search item no. 110695)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Attractive ruby red colour. Good intensity on the nose. Ripe, dark fruit aromas with a marked, elegant reminder of toasted oak. Supple and concentrated on the palate with well assembled tannins. Good balance and a long, very persistent finish.

Thanks to its acidity and smooth mouth-feel this wine will go well with virtually any dish. It is a good red wine for oily fish, and of course with meat and game.

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About Ysios:

The bodega is located in the Carravacas estate (Laguardia) right in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa.

The bodega farms a total cultivated area of vineyards that is over 123 acres of Tempranillo with an average age of 25 to 30 years. These vineyards are divided into 12 lots that are harvested by hand and the grapes are vinified separately so that each lot can express all of its unique character.

THE WINEMAKER
Diego Pinilla, joined Ysios when it was still at the drawing board stage. He has been involved from the outset in the design of the cellar building and the conception of the wine. This will be his fourth vintage at Ysios. "For me, it is vital that the wine should have great delicacy and elegance on the nose. With Ysios Vendimia Seleccionada we have achieved a velvety, syrupy wine with a long finish. A modern wine, but clearly a Rioja"
- Diego Pinilla