PLCB Code# 49455
Intense dark cherry-red with a garnet rim. Complex aromas to the nose, redolent of prunes in liqueur, ripe blackberries and fine, exotic woods like sandalwood. Elegant and voluptuous in the mouth, with considerable persistence and a pleasant mineral finish.
Floral and spice notes accent black cherry, dried fig and dark chocolate flavors in this expressive red. Chewy tannins and balsamic acidity provide structure. Racy and a bit rustic. Drink now through 2022. 24,500 cases made.
86 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2015
Port-like aromas of dark fruit and leather. there is lots of ripe tart raspberries and blueberries firm tannins and good acidity on the finish. Very nice big Rioja, but a little too tannic at this time. It may improve with a few years of aging.
89 Points Bob’s Bulletin
The grapes come from a vineyard 2000 feet above sea level in the Haro district of the Rioja Alta. Selected grape clusters fermented in French oak vats and aged for 14 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barriques, 5% new and 50% second use.