Viñedos de Páganos

El Puntido Rioja Tempranillo

9.19 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

El Puntido is an old word meaning ‘staircase landing’, similar to the shape that these lands form between the Sierra de Cantabria and the Ebro River depression. Deep Ruby with aromas of fruit, floral, oak & pepper spice. On palate ripe plum and blackberry flavors, complex with layers of fruit & spice, espresso, cacao & licorice. Tannins are elegant, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak. Very nice !

El Puntido is an old word meaning ‘staircase landing’, similar to the shape that these lands form between the Sierra de Cantabria and the Ebro River depression. Deep Ruby with aromas of fruit, floral, oak & pepper spice. On palate ripe plum and blackberry flavors, complex with layers of fruit & spice, espresso, cacao & licorice. Tannins are elegant, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak. Very nice !

Apr 5th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of rich dark berry fruits and smoky oak notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and plum with notes of charred wood, espresso and tobacco. Fine firm drying tannins, long finish ending with toasty oak and spice. Has long aging potential.

Deep Ruby with aromas of rich dark berry fruits and smoky oak notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and plum with notes of charred wood, espresso and tobacco. Fine firm drying tannins, long finish ending with toasty oak and spice. Has long aging potential.

Nov 10th, 2020
Ken Z
9.2

Tasted 9/28/17 at Total Wine Tasting. Tasting pour.

Nose of smoke, wood, and some black cherry. Red and black cassis on the palate mingle with oak and some graphite. Moderate tannins, long finish.

3/22/8/5/4 + 50 = 92 pts.

Tasted 9/28/17 at Total Wine Tasting. Tasting pour.

Nose of smoke, wood, and some black cherry. Red and black cassis on the palate mingle with oak and some graphite. Moderate tannins, long finish.

3/22/8/5/4 + 50 = 92 pts.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2017
Carson

Very good wine would get again. Medium with rich flavor. Not too dry

Very good wine would get again. Medium with rich flavor. Not too dry

Mar 22nd, 2018
David E

Decanted for 4 hours. Soft entry followed by an explosive mid. Ripe red fruits in a cedar bowl. This has precise acid and a generous finish. It did well with sausage and bacon pizza.

Decanted for 4 hours. Soft entry followed by an explosive mid. Ripe red fruits in a cedar bowl. This has precise acid and a generous finish. It did well with sausage and bacon pizza.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Paul K
9.2

Paul had this 2 years ago

Paul had this 2 years ago

Sep 8th, 2019
Austin Blackwell

Austin had this 3 years ago

Austin had this 3 years ago

Jan 11th, 2018
Cesar Leal

Cesar had this 3 years ago

Cesar had this 3 years ago

Nov 18th, 2017
Jack Fernando

Jack had this 4 years ago

Jack had this 4 years ago

Mar 5th, 2017