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Vina Izadi Rioja Reserva 2001

External Review by Morrell & Company:

The 2001 Seleccion (a cuvee made only in exceptional vintages) raises the bar considerably. It is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano from vines averaging 50+ years of age. The wine is fermented in barrel, aged for 18 months in new French oak, and bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, it possesses a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, smoky black fruits, and licorice. This is followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly styled wine with excellent definition and focus, ripe fruit and a pure, lengthy finish. There is still tannin to resolve so give this wine 2-3 more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10 years.

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External Reviews for Vina Izadi Rioja Reserva

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/04/2008

The 2001 Seleccion (a cuvee made only in exceptional vintages) raises the bar considerably. It is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano from vines averaging 50+ years of age. The wine is fermented in barrel, aged for 18 months in new French oak, and bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, it possesses a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, smoky black fruits, and licorice. This is followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly styled wine with excellent definition and focus, ripe fruit and a pure, lengthy finish. There is still tannin to resolve so give this wine 2-3 more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10 years.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Izadi Seleccion Reserva Rioja


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

The 2001 Seleccion (a cuvee made only in exceptional vintages) raises the bar considerably. It is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano from vines averaging 50+ years of age. The wine is fermented in barrel, aged for 18 months in new French oak, and bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, it possesses a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, smoky black fruits, and licorice. This is followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly styled wine with excellent definition and focus, ripe fruit and a pure, lengthy finish. There is still tannin to resolve so give this wine 2-3 more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10 years.




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