James Suckling 92
“Floral and subtle fruit character on the nose follows through to a full medium body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. So refined. Hints of herbs and pepper towards the end.”
Wine Spectator 90
"Pretty fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry mingle with vanilla, spice and light herbal notes in this alluring red. The tannins are light but firm, while citrusy acidity keeps this fresh through the vanilla-scented finish." Drink now through 2021. 600 cases made.–TM
Wine Enthusiast 90
"Baked, rooty aromas of sandalwood, exotic spices and berry fruits are attractive. Though slightly grabby on the palate, this shows the right structure and build. Flavors of up-front oak, herbal plum and raspberry finish dry, with firm, pinching tannins." Drink through 2021.
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The heart of the Rioja Alavesa
Proud of its winemaking tradition, the village of Elciego is one of the most famous and acknowledged villages of the Rioja Alavesa region. Behind the solid walls of its mansions, centuries of wine production wisdom have highlighted a vocation. Located near the river Ebro, Elciego has a distinctive contour, where the old part of the town lies in the shadow of the great church of San Andrés. It was here in the second half of the nineteenth century, that wine making commenced using the same process as is carried out today throughout the region.