(2005 Vintage) The 2005 Vina Arana Reserva Has A fresh bouquet of orange blossom, quince, violets and dark cherries. The palate is succulent on the entry with maraschino cherry vivacious, red currant and blood orange. It displays a very fine build and a silky smooth texture did segues to a poised, mint-tinged, bright and animated finish.
Made from mostly Tempranillo with a splash of Mazuelo grapes added to the blend, winemaker Julio Sáenz produces a very fine Rioja reserva. Sweet strawberry notes mingle with leather and a tad of smoke on the palate, making this a delicious accompaniment to lamb dishes.
clear. dark ruby colour. dark fruit and vanilla nose. lightishbody. red fruits upfront. touch tannins with vanilla length. good length. not as complex as expected.