Acentor Rioja

"offers up a ripe and deep bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, cigar ash, a bit of tariness, spicy oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full and youthful, with a good core" —
John Gilman View from the Cellar
Appellation
Rioja D.O.Ca.
Grape(s)
85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano
Altitude/Soil
550 meters / rocky, lime-rich clay
Farming Methods
Sustainable methods, including Integrated Pest Management
Harvest
Hand harvested into small bins
Production
Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Aging
Aged for 8 months in used French oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price
$20
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Acentor Rioja 2018
87+ (VfC)
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87+ View from the Cellar The 2018 Rioja “Acentor” from Isaac Fernandez is composed of a blend of eighty-five percent Tempranillo and fifteen percent Graciano and was raised in used French oak barrels for eight months prior to bottling. The wine comes in at fourteen percent and offers up a ripe and deep bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, cigar ash, a bit of tariness, spicy oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full and youthful, with a good core, firm, chewy tannins and a long, woody finish. The oak tannins on the backend here need time to integrate, as right now they are uncovered and rather drying. But, the wine seems to have enough stuffing to absorb them in due course and the wine should turn out to be good once the oak has been integrated, and it would have been good to let this wine settle in for six months longer in the cellar before shipping, as it is not yet ready for drinking. 2021-20240.
October 2019
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