The Artadi estate was created in 1985 by the dynamic visionary winemaker, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle. His objective and vision was to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitudes, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich, deeply colored, and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatment (with minor American oak influences) produces one of Rioja's most exciting new wines. Artadi is about purity of deeply extracted fruit wi...
International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Exotic crushed raspberry, blackberry and espresso on the nose, with hints of graphite and roast coffee. Chewy, lush and densely packed, with juicy flavors of black raspberry and espresso. Finishes with dusty, fine tannins and a touch of dryness.
Robert Parker"The dense, rich 2000 Pagos Viejos possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, a layered, expansive texture, and additional oak, extract, and glycerin characteristics in the finish. It will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age for 10-15 years. "
Wine AdvocateRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate