Deep ruby. A complex, perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, cola, smoked meat and mint. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that are firmed and lifted by juicy acidity. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a whisper of fine-grained tannins. A fine effort for the vintage and delicious right now.
Wine Spectator 90 points – Plump and polished, this red delivers ripe plum and currant flavors, with coffee, smoke and mineral notes that add a savory character. Well-integrated tannins impart structure. Solid and harmonious. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made.-TM (Feb 28 2015)
Wine Advocate 90 points – A clear step up in freshness and balance from the 2011 Crianza is the 2008 Reserva, an assemblage of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano that shows some flower aromas and ripe red and blue fruit fused with spicy aromas from the elevage. The palate is very harmonious with fully resolved tannins and good acidity resulting in a pleasant and tasty finish. 200,00 bottles produced. (Apr 2015)