This is not an everyday Rioja we are offering, but a scrumptious and elegant high-end bottle of wine that is sure to stay on your mind after the last drop. For those of you that know me, you will recall I all but ignored this producer in the beginning...no need to kick me for it, I'm still trying to remove my own foot from my back end.
You will find dried cherry, smoke, and tobacco on the nose of this dark toned juice. At first, you will detect hints of sweetness, then juicy dark fruits and loads of spice fill the palate. Dense enough to satisfy the consumer looking for the power house, but well-tamed with acidic structure to win over the elegance seekers. This is not one to miss!
Very drinkable now, but will evolve more over the next 3 to 4 years and able to cellar up to 10 years...most likely longer.
"Brilliant violet. Expressive dark berry, cherry cola and vanilla aromas are complemented by suggestions of pipe tobacco and candied flowers. Lush and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors that tighten up and become sweeter with air. Polished tannins frame a very long, smooth finish featuring hints of cherry preserves and baking spices. Raised in a 50/50 combination of French and American oak. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (April 2021), 93 pts
Remember, we will store your wine all summer or winter long if needed, free of charge when it is too cold or hot to ship in your area, our area, or anywhere in between!
We also offer, for a small fee, HEATING PACKS to all states & COOLING PACKS to most states on the checkout page to allow shipping at anytime.