This wine is produced from old, bush-vines of Tempranillo grown at 2,300 feet of elevation in the sub-region of Rioja Alta. The vines are planted in sloping vineyards on calcerous-clay soils. The grapes were hand-harvested in early October and were fermented in stainless steel tanks, followed by 6 months aging in French and American oak barrels; keeping a balance between fresh fruit flavors and complexity from oak.
Inky ruby. Primary black and blue fruits on the smoke- and spice-accented nose. Chewy and concentrated on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that pick up hints of succulent herbs and candied flowers as the wine slowly opens up. Fleshy yet energetic, delivering strong closing punch and dusty, slow-mounting tannins that lend shape and grip. Definitely give this youthful wine some air if you insist on opening a bottle any time soon.
2019 - 2025
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