92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The wine named after the winery and the quarter where the grapes are grown in San Martín de Valdeiglesias, the 2013 Marañones is pure Garnacha from three different plots in the quarter known as Marañones, one in the lower part of Peña Caballera and another two plots -- one flat and another one on slopes, all at around 800 meters and all north-facing. All reds here are fermented with full clusters in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and élevage in neutral, well seasoned and/or large volume oak, contained, looking for a slow oxygenation but no wood aromas or tannins. The wine shows the classical berry style of the wines from San Martín, with hints of blackthorns and some aromatic herbs. The palate shows very good balance, certain austerity from the late, cool vintage and the granite soils. 4,900 bottles produced."
Vinous Reverie Notes
A step up from the village wine is Marañones, sourced from the hillside vineyards adjacent to the cellars: Olivos, La Ladera, and Peña Baja. All are sloped vineyards of 50–70 year old, head-pruned Garnacha planted on decomposed, sandy granite, gneiss and schist at an elevation between 750 and 850m. The name of this cuvée and the estate itself, is taken from an indigenous plant, prunus spinosa, and its fruit, Arañon. Arañon is traditionally macerated in alcohol to make a fiery fruit liqueur – a specialty in this area of Spain.