- Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon
- 13% alcohol
The Garnacha and Tempranillo are from 35 to 40 year-old bush vines; the Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon are selected from 20 year-old vines planted on a trellis. 100% handpicked in the early morning to ensure freshness, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation for 96 hours at 43º F. Primary fermentation took 8 days in stainless steel tanks at 82º F; the wine went through 15-20 days of extended maceration. Tempranillo aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels while the Garnacha, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 6 months in American oak barrels of 225-liters. After the final blending the wine ages an additional 18 months in bottle.
“Smoke, game, violets, blackberry and blueberry notes set the stage for a smooth, elegant wine with a touch of complexity from oak. Impeccable balance and length.” – 89 points, Wine Advocate (2008)