Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2014
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A blocked nose is toasty and charred, with requisite blackfruit aromas; but it’s slightly herbal and stalky as well. A tight stern palate is rubbing and tannin, while this tastes of blackberry, mocha and savory spices. Tobacco and mocha are the main flavors on a controlled finish. For a marginal vintage like 2014, this is a winner; drink through 2028. Jorge Ordonez Selections.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.