My son came over for dinner so I opened my last bottle! Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I wish I had more! — 9 days ago
Great Rioja Reserva! The Grenache and prominence of new American oak are the highlight. Aromas of toasted almond, soft leather and summer plum. Pomegranate, late summer cherry and spice on the palate with a hint of brown spice. Tannins are soft. Best if you’re looking for a white meat pairing as it seems like about 30-50% garnache. Nice little break from all the Tempranillo tannins — a day ago
Weeknight Rioja, keeping it simple, 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano. Notes forthcoming...
Nose is spiced cherry with a secondary aroma of dried cranberry, the unsweetened version. Palate has dried cherry, ripe plum with some dry stemmy notes, all good stuff. Priced at $18, this was the last of three bottles we purchased 38 months ago. I'm very satisfied with the experience to price ratio. — 8 days ago
Previously had this one - good but not great. Moody teenager @ 13 yrs. Whole different story this time. Badass. Double decant. Drank slightly chilled. Heavy oak / vanilla upfront, but this mellowed with time in glass as it gradually unfurled. Great nose. Medium body. Mellow. Baking spice on the finish. Lovely. Wish I had more.... — 2 days ago