Viña Zorzal

Navarra Graciano

8.8180 ratings
8.613 pro ratings
Navarra, Spain
Graciano
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Excellent value. Medium bodied, very pure. Black fruits, pepper, violets

Excellent value. Medium bodied, very pure. Black fruits, pepper, violets

Oct 15th, 2021
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.6

Good clean, vaguely bordelaise with a slightly leafy component to the nose. Holding well, but may have been more interesting younger.

Good clean, vaguely bordelaise with a slightly leafy component to the nose. Holding well, but may have been more interesting younger.

Dec 18th, 2019
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Balsamic vinegar, and fig Newtons, lingering tannins.

Balsamic vinegar, and fig Newtons, lingering tannins.

Aug 27th, 2018
Katherine Jarvis

Great wine for the price. Mineral, dried figs, tannic

Great wine for the price. Mineral, dried figs, tannic

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2016
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.8

Latest vintage 2013: quite savoury, smoky and crushed black pepper. Heavily spiced style. Dry, very high in avidity, driving through more red fruit, cherries, plum, light in tannic grip. Spiced, oaky, smoky finish the black pepper and a distinct heat, almost chorizo-like on the finish. Decent, more aromatic than powerful, not for those who like the monster styles from Rioja. Elegant for Graciano!

Latest vintage 2013: quite savoury, smoky and crushed black pepper. Heavily spiced style. Dry, very high in avidity, driving through more red fruit, cherries, plum, light in tannic grip. Spiced, oaky, smoky finish the black pepper and a distinct heat, almost chorizo-like on the finish. Decent, more aromatic than powerful, not for those who like the monster styles from Rioja. Elegant for Graciano!

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.9

For the money (£6) this is top drawer. Heady, peppery and smoky, blackberry, liquorice and chocolate. Immediately pleasing, big, soft, spicy and quite alcoholic. But good character for a few squids. Jubbly lovely. 2012 vintage. The next vintage (2013) is much lighter, and more acidic in style

For the money (£6) this is top drawer. Heady, peppery and smoky, blackberry, liquorice and chocolate. Immediately pleasing, big, soft, spicy and quite alcoholic. But good character for a few squids. Jubbly lovely. 2012 vintage. The next vintage (2013) is much lighter, and more acidic in style

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.1

Changed quite a bit in the glass to reveal more fruit. #quaffable #ctbucklinwine

Changed quite a bit in the glass to reveal more fruit. #quaffable #ctbucklinwine

Jul 20th, 2016
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.5

I know it is from Navarra and not Rioja, but this seems to lack all of the spice and power that Graciano should have. Medium bodied, good zesty acids, but just meh. I would guess in different circumstances this would be great.

I know it is from Navarra and not Rioja, but this seems to lack all of the spice and power that Graciano should have. Medium bodied, good zesty acids, but just meh. I would guess in different circumstances this would be great.

Feb 27th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Again pretty good.

Again pretty good.

May 9th, 2014
Charles Mires

Outstanding Graciano

Outstanding Graciano

Dec 24th, 2021