Grapes: 90% Tempranillo 10% Mazuelo
All grapes were hand harvested into small baskets for transport to the winery. The detemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 25 days with a twice a day pump-over. Following malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 1 year in American and French oak barrels.
Bright ruby-red. Powerful, precise smoke- and spice-accented red berry and floral pastille scents pick up notes of vanilla and cola with air. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering plump black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. This weighty yet lively Rioja finishes with strong thrust and smooth, mounting tannins. Josh Raynolds "The Many Facets of Rioja"
Bright cherry and red plum flavors are juicy and lively in this fresh red. Citrusy acidity, leafy notes and a spicy finish add complexity. Light, with moderate tannins and good balance. Drink now through 2020. Issue 4010, November 2015