Pago de la Jaraba

"The best from our estate vineyards, concentrated, age-worthy." —
Pedro del Toro, winemaker
Appellation
La Mancha D.O.
Grape(s)
70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot
Altitude/Soil
700-750 meters / sandy, clay, chalky, pebbles, limestone
Farming Methods
Sustainable methods
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes, as grapes ripen, plot by plot
Production
Alcoholic fermentation in 5,000 liter-French oak vats and malolactic fermentacion in 100% new French oak barrels 225 liters
Aging
Varieties were aged, separately for 10 months in new French oak barrel, followed by additional aging in tank and bottle
Suggested Retail Price
$29
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Pago de la Jaraba 2014
92 (VfC) 90 (WRO)
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92 View from the Cellar The 2014 Pago De La Jaraba is made from the same cépages as the Selección Especial, with the malolactic done entirely in new French barricas and the wine then aged in a mix of French and American barrels for ten months. Not surprisingly, the wine is a bit oakier on the nose than these other bottlings, but it is well done and nicely integrated into both the nose and palate. The bouquet offers up a very fine mix of black plums, black cherries, cigar wrapper, a gentle touch of spice, good soil tones and a nice base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite elegant in profile, with a good core, impressive nascent complexity and a long, well-balanced and moderately tannic finish. This needs a few years for the tannins to soften (and the bit of oak tannin here to be absorbed more completely), but all of the constituent components are in place and this will be a serious wine when it is ready to drink. 2022-2045.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
90 Wine Review Online This is a relatively high-end wine from La Mancha, which hasn’t traditionally been known as a prominent source for fine wines. Examples such as this may change that, as this shows quite open, engaging flavors, tastefully subtle oak, soft but notable tannic structure, and very good overall proportionality and balance. The blend is 70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. This blend of Spanish and French varieties works very well, showing open flavors (mostly black in fruit tone, but with a thin red streak also), fine-grained tannin, a bit of spice, and a relatively soft finish that will enable this to work well for sipping purposes while also doing well with food.
Michael Franz - October 30, 2018
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