Grapes: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo
Grown on vines ranging from 30-55 years old. Hand harvested fruit,
25 day maceration/fermentation with twice daily pump-over.
Aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels.
View from the Cellar
The wine offers up a lovely, classic bouquet of cherries, red plums, a touch of nutmeg, a fine base of soil, Rioja spice tones and just a touch of oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still a touch youthfully tannic, with a plush core, fine focus and grip and a long, nascently complex finish. This is still a young bottle of Rioja and is a bit chewy right now- it could use a couple of years in the cellar to allow its tannins to soften a bit, but it will be quite good once it is ready to drink. 2020-2040. Jan/Feb 2017
(aged for a year in new and used French and American oak barrels) Deep red. Smoke-tinged aromas of dried cherry, pipe tobacco, mocha and olive, along with hints of vanilla and game. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering sweet cherry-vanilla, floral pastille and licorice flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Finishes with building sweetness, a repeating suggestion of game and smooth, subtle tannins. Thanks to its distinctly old-school style, this wine would be great with a strongly seasoned braised lamb dish.
2018 - 2023
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