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Bright violet. Youthful, high-pitched aromas of red and dark berries, with a touch of anise. Juicy, palate-staining black raspberry and licorice fl... Read more
Meaty and dense aromas of black fruits, earth and leather are subtle and interesting. Layered and smooth on the palate, with deep berry and plum fl... Read more
The 2008 J.C. Vizcarra, from a moderately challenging vintage, was the recipient of all the juice that would have gone into the estate’s upper-tier... Read more
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Bright violet. Youthful, high-pitched aromas of red and dark berries, with a touch of anise. Juicy, palate-staining black raspberry and licorice flavors are lifted by tangy minerality, picking up a floral quality with air. Nervy and pure on the long, spicy, red-fruity aftertaste.
Meaty and dense aromas of black fruits, earth and leather are subtle and interesting. Layered and smooth on the palate, with deep berry and plum flavors offset by herbal leanings and vanilla. Slightly oaky on the finish, with length and liveliness. Drink now through 2014.
The 2008 J.C. Vizcarra, from a moderately challenging vintage, was the recipient of all the juice that would have gone into the estate’s upper-tier wines. It was aged for 15 months in 50% new French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an expressive bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, lavender, and blackberry. Ripe, succulent, and structured, it has 2–3 years of aging potential and will provide prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. It is a great value in serious red wine.
Surprisingly, this 100% Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero reminds me of a well-made California Cabernet. Beautiful aromas of blackberries and dark cherries lead to ripe, rich fruits on the palate. Full-bodied yet balanced, with super concentration and loads of briary fruit flavors. Refined and tasty. I have never been disappointed with Vizcarra’s line of reds. The 2005 J.C. showcases this winery’s topnotch winemaking and quality vineyards.
Fresh red fruit and darker cherry flavors form the core of this tense red, the tannins standing as firm as marble columns, its acidity pungent and bright. The spicy notes will enhance the flavor of roast lamb chops.
A wine of amazing quality and purity, the 2005 J.C. Vizcarra spent nine months is French and American oak, and is made entirely with Tempranillo. Full-bodied with creamy black cherry, cassis and a streak of red berry fruit surrounded by notes of smoky oak and minerals. Drink this with extreme pleasure over the next ten or more years.
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