Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Subtle dusting of modernity. It has a wonderful sense of terroir that captures an image of deep, mineral-rich, unforced extract – nothing out of place or obtuse in any way. What sets this winery apart is their ability to harness a special piece of land in a medium-weight, regal style that is not afraid to stand up for what it believes in: a new definition of Rioja that finds just as much solace in today as it does in yesterday.
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Classic Rioja aromas of cured meat, dried cherry, wood spice, tobacco and vanilla play nicely together. The plush palate is plenty full but not heavy, with flavors of plum, berry fruits, vanilla and oak. It’s a balanced wine from a stellar vintage, with a powerful finish that indicates it will continue to mature with grace.