Wine Spectator 90
This red has a thick texture that delivers plum, forest floor and mineral flavors, supported by well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. More savory than fruity, but remains balanced.
The fruit for La Social is 100% hand- harvested in the villages of Lanciego de Alava and Labastida, both located in Rioja Alavesa. Unlike modern vineyards in Rioja today, where Tempranillo dominates plantings, many vines are trellised, and other varieties are planted in separate rows, these vineyards are a field blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha, all trained as bush vines - a throwback to the way Rioja vineyards were planted in the past.
La Social is a new and eminently approachable release from Telmo Rodriguez, made with grapes from the winery’s own estate vineyards in Rioja, as well as fruit purchased from close friends. Their aim with La Social is to produce a completely pure and authentic expression of Rioja - a delicious, unpretentious, and perfect everyday wine to enjoy in a social setting. The result is an extremely fresh and lively wine, with juicy plum fruit and traces of dark chocolate and violet.
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