An expressive red wine with the aromas of ripe berries, violet, and rose, as well as hints of spice, oak, and vanilla...Read more...
The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempran... Read more
90 Points- Wine Enthusiast A rich, more modern type of Rioja with dark color, slightly raisiny berry aromas and molasses, vanilla and mocha on the ... Read more
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The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempranillo (55%) forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit is all sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Baja and was aged for 3 years in French and American oak. Its enticing perfume gets a lift from the use of 8% white grapes in the blend. Violets, incense, leather, mineral, and savory black fruit aromas and flavors lead to a layered, dense, full-flavored wine with impeccable balance and plenty of volume. Already complex, it will add further nuance with another 5-7 years of bottle age. It is a worthy successor to the outstanding wines made in 2001 and 2004, the first 2 years of this unique cuvee. - Robert Parker 92+ Points Licorice, smoke and mineral notes accent a vibrant core of black cherry and blackberry fruit in this firm, focused red, which is medium-bodied, but shows impressive drive. Still Fresh. Dense from the start, with ripe...
An expressive red wine with the aromas of ripe berries, violet, and rose, as well as hints of spice, oak, and vanilla from its long time spent aging in oak barrels. Its flavors are big and complex but well-balanced, exhibiting ripe fruit, cigar smoke, spice, leather and mocha.
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