(2007 Vintage) After a year without getting Garnacha grapes of sufficient quality to make the Viña Ardanza, in 2007 we found that both this grape variety and the Tempranillo were optimal. The Tempranillo grapes (80%) come from our 30-year-old La Cuesta and Montecillo vineyards, located in Fuenmayor y Cenicero. The Garnacha grapes (20%) come from old, goblet-trained vines planted at an altitude of 600 m in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja), in plots adjacent to our Finca La Pedriza vineyard.
can taste the age but a little weak. drinks easily though. cork brittle. drank w Dale and Ken. elicited no response. saturnia better. Had a bottle with Jeff. Much better. He enjoyed it.
at Barcelona Stamford. Spice & red fruits. very tart, fruit-forward, bit of lavender & licorice. cassis. elegant, fun & flirty. ($70 at rest.) 90
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/07/2014
Wine Advocate(1986 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 92 on Apr-94
Wine Spectator(1986 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/94