Vina Jaraba Reserva

"Our long aged, complex wine." —
Pedro del Toro, winemaker
Appellation
La Jaraba D.O.P.
Grape(s)
70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot
Altitude/Soil
700-750 meters / from mostly sandy soils (which lend elegance in texture)
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 ML conversion in concrete
Aging
Varieties were aged, separately for 12 months in 70% American and 30% French oak barrel, additional aging in tank and bottle
Suggested Retail Price
$16
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Vina Jaraba Reserva 2011
92 (VfC)
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92 View from the Cellar The Reserva cuvée from Viña Jaraba is again a blend of seventy percent tempranillo, twenty percent cabernet sauvignon and ten percent merlot, with the wine aged in French and American barrels for twelve months prior to bottling. The wine is evolving very gracefully at age seven, offering up a deep and complex nose of black cherries, cassis, woodsmoke, a nice base of spice elements, just a whisper of the walnuts to come with further bottle age, a bit of chicory and a nice touch of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and resolving beautifully, with impressive complexity, a good core and fine length and grip on the classy finish. There is still a bit of tannin here to continue to carry the wine into the future, but it is wide open today and drinking very well indeed. 2018-2035.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
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Vina Jaraba Reserva 2014
90+ (VfC) 90 (VM) 90 (I-WR)
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90+ View from the Cellar The 2014 Viña Jaraba “Reserva” shares a similar blend with the Pago de la Jaraba bottling: seventy percent tempranillo, twenty percent cabernet sauvignon and ten percent merlot. The varieties are separately fermented in cement tanks and then blended and aged in a combination of seventy percent American casks and thirty percent French casks for one year, prior to bottling and then given further bottle aging in the cellars prior to release. The wine offers up a very complex nose of black cherries, dark berries, a touch of clove-like spice, cigar wrapper, a fine base of soil tones and a nice mix of both cedar and coconutty oak tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core of fruit, good transparency and grip, suave, buried tannins and a long, vibrant and classy finish. This is already starting to show some nice velvety textural elements on the attack and is quite Rioja-like (albeit not quite as elegant in profile). It is a ridiculously good value, as it retails here in the US for $16 per bottle! 2020-2040+.
Issue #86 - March/April 2020
90 Vinous Media Dark red. Red berry and floral aromas are complemented by discreet vanilla and woodsmoke flourishes. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering spice-laced raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Smooth, even tannins frame the finish, which hangs on with very good, spicy persistence. 2021- 2025
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
90 International Wine Review A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Semi opaque in color, this bottling offers aromas of forest floor, soy and lead pencil on the nose. Soft on the attack, it has good density with notes of red fruit and good richness.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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Vina Jaraba Reserva 2016
93 (WRO) 92 (VfC) 90 (VM)
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93 Wine Review Online Of all the wines in the current set of releases from this excellent, high-value producer, this one shows the character of its growing season most clearly. Elegant and complex and refined like so many 2016 wines (not only from Spain, but also Italy and France among others), this shows terrific class and complexity for a $16 wine. It is no richer than the 2017 Crianza from this house, so don’t buy it for “punch.” However, it shows an extremely high ratio of aroma and flavor to its weight, which is precisely the characteristic that makes for magic in wines from, say, Barbaresco or Burgundy. The key difference here is that this costs less than 1/3 of what you would pay for a wine of comparable quality from either of those regions. Enough said. When I first opened the five current releases from Jaraba, this was actually my favorite, though the Pago de la Jaraba surpassed it when fully aerated. I note this only to let you know that this is ready to enjoy now, and wow, is it ever enjoyable.
Michael Franz – March 9, 2021
92 View from the Cellar The 2016 Vina Jaraba “Reserva” from Pago de La Jaraba shares a similar blend with the Seleccion Especial- seventy percent tempranillo, twenty percent cabernet sauvignon and ten percent merlot. The wine is fermented in cement vats and aged for one year in a combination of seventy percent American barrels and thirty percent French. It is then assembled and given additional aging in vat, prior to bottling, and the further bottle aging in the cellar prior to release! The wine offers up a lovely and complex bouquet of cassis, dark berries, cigar ash, brown spices, a fine base of soil, cloves, a hint of Sultana raisin and a discreet framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a fine core, excellent soil signature, suave tannins and a long, beautifully balanced and very classy finish. This is an insanely good value, as this wine sells for only $16 per bottle in America! 2021-2040
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
90 Vinous Media Full ruby. Cherry, dark berries, vanilla and a hint of smokiness on the perfumed nose. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry, bitter cherry and oak spice flavors and a zesty hint of cracked pepper. Shows good depth as well as energy. The smoky note recurs on the long, gently tannic finish. 2021-2026.
Josh Raynolds – July 6, 2021 Central Spain Additions
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