(2009 Vintage) From the estate's younger Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) vines and aged in French oak for 4 months. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a nicely perfumed nose of violets, spice box, leather, and black cherry. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with plenty of savory fruit, an easy-going personality, and excellent depth.
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Dense violet. Superripe, concentrated cherry and chocolate aromas, with accents of roasted coffee, vanilla and pungent oak spices. Incredibly deep dark fruit flavors convey remarkable energy and vivacity, with fresh acids framing the cassis and cherry flavors. The finish offers amazing intensity, with mounting sweetness and superb. A fantastic display of power and purity.
Wine & Spirits(2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/06