Vina Jaraba Cosecha

"Superb value wine based on traditional production methods" —
Pedro del Toro, winemaker
Appellation
La Jaraba D.O.P.
Grape(s)
80% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot
Altitude/Soil
750 meters / mostly clay soils
Farming Methods
Sustainable methods
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes, as grapes ripen, plot by plot
Production
All grape movements by gravity, fermentation in small tanks separated by variety and source, natural/slow ML conversion
Aging
Varieties were aged, separately for 4 months in 80% American and 20% French oak barrel prior to final blending
Suggested Retail Price
$12
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Vina Jaraba Cosecha 2016
89 (VM) 88 (VfC) 87 (I-WR)
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89 Vinous Media Bright, amber-hued red. Dried cherry and red currant aromas are complemented by building floral and tobacco nuances. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering appealingly sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a touch of spiciness. Round, discreet tannins frame a persistent finish that echoes the tobacco note. 80% American and 20% French oak. 2021- 2026
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
88 View from the Cellar The 2016 Viña Jaraba Cosecha is produced from a cépages of eighty percent tempranillo and ten percent each of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. It sees only four months in a combination of French and American oak casks prior to racking into tank and eventual bottling. The wine offers up a very good bouquet of black cherries, cassis, a bit of cigar smoke and a nice base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and shows good mid-palate depth, with a bit of backend tannin and good length and grip on the finish. This is not overly complex, but it has depth and plenty of personality and sells for the princely sum of ten dollars a bottle here in the US, so it is an excellent value! 2018-2025+.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
87 International Wine Review A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. This bottling has lots of upfront fruit flavors with toasty, earthy notes. It has a soft attack, medium weight, but lacks depth of flavor on the mid-palate and has a short finish.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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Vina Jaraba Cosecha 2017
90 (VM) 89 (VfC)
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90 Vinous Media Vivid red. Vibrant, spice-accented red fruit and floral aromas show fine definition and a hint of smoky minerality. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors that turn sweeter with air. Sneaky tannins add shape to the long, smooth finish, which echoes the raspberry and floral notes. 2021- 2027
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
89 View from the Cellar The 2017 Viña Jaraba shares the same cépages as the 2018 version, and is also the same 13.5 percent octane. However, the wine has had an additional year of bottle age now and is also quite different in personality, offering up a complex nose that is quite a bit more black fruity than the 2018, wafting from the glass in a fine blend of black cherries, cigar ash, lovely soil tones, a touch of dried eucalyptus, La Mancha spice tones and a hint of oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and shows off lovely mid-palate depth, with nicely integrated tannins, tangy acids and fine bounce and grip on the impressively complex finish. Good juice. 2020-2035.
Issue #86 - March/April 2020
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Vina Jaraba Cosecha 2018
88 (VfC)
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88 View from the Cellar The 2018 Viña Jaraba bottling from Pago de la Jaraba has a slightly different cépages from the above, as here the blend is eighty percent tempranillo and ten percent each of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The wine is also aged in a mix of oak, with only twenty percent of casks made from French wood and eighty percent American oak, so the style here is even more old school Rioja-like than the above. The 2018 offers up a lovely bouquet of raspberries, cherries, clove-like spice tones, a good base of salty soil tones and a touch of toasted coconut elements from the predominance of American oak. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and nicely transparent, with a solid core of fruit, modest tannins and a long, youthful and tangy finish. This is still quite primary and could do with a few years in the cellar to allow more complexity to emerge, but it is certainly already quite tasty. Good juice. 2020-2030+.
Issue #86 - March/April 2020
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Vina Jaraba Cosecha 2019
89 (VM) 89 (WRO)
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89 Vinous Media Brilliant ruby. Dried cherry, dark berries, licorice and a hint of fresh herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Chewy, focused and dry, showing good energy and a touch of earthiness on the nicely persistent, taut and gently tannic finish. 2022 - 2026
Josh Raynolds – July 6, 2021 Central Spain Additions
89 Wine Review Online Like most of the wines from this impressive estate, this is mostly comprised of Tempranillo (80%) with 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Red berry fruit aromas and flavors are quite exuberant but not grapey or obvious at all, with no evidence of overt oak but some clear benefit from oxygen interchange gained from 4 months in oak barrels. In terms of weight and food pairing suitability, this is comparable to relatively inexpensive Pinot from California or Toscana Rosso IGT wines, but much, much better than most of the wines in either of those categories at this asking price of $12. It is much more savory and interesting than its California Pinot competitors, and seems much less manipulated than the Tuscan competition priced in the low teens. Test this for yourself against almost anything in either category and you’ll see what I mean.
Michael Franz - March 9, 2021
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