90 points Vinous
"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels, all used) Deep ruby. Cassis, cherry, licorice and a subtle vanilla nuance on the smoke-tinged nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that slowly open up and take on a spicy quality with air. Youthfully firm tannins add shape to a long, dark fruit-dominated finish that leaves espresso and dark berry notes behind."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Rioja. Location: San Vicente de la Sonsierra. 100% Tempranillo. Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Soils: Calcareous clay intermixed with gravel. Climate: Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria. Tasting Notes: A fruit forward, with smooth, round tannins and good acidity. Very well balanced with a long finish.