Ermita San Felices Reserva Rioja "Alta" 2005
Bright ruby. Dark berries and cherry-vanilla on the nose, with complicating notes of musky flowers and oak spices. Offers sappy dark fruit flavors and notes of licorice and bitter chocolate, along with a smoky nuance and a kiss of vanilla. Dusty tannins add grip to the long, smoky finish. This benefits a lot from air.- Stephen Tanzer
Based in Jumilla, Spain this winery seperates itself from most Spanish wineries by its use of the Petit Verdot grape, which is used in more than half of their wines. Eclectic yet old world.