Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.
Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.
We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.
Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.
$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required! — 3 months ago
Vintage 2012 / Breathtaking smell. Plums. Cherries. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Really charming. But then I sipped the wine and I got a hit in the face. Sóóó extreme powerful and with high bitters. The wine shows it potential but I should put it away for another 3 to 5 years. #rioja — 9 months ago
Classic #rioja #riserva - so much forest floor, earth, leather on the nose, medium light body, features typically shy fruit and backbone of acidity. Tannins are light. More fruit concentration would be nice but honestly I have not found a better value for the #oldworldstyle wine lover than this Costco bottle for $6.99. — 5 months ago