La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (750ml)

La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (750ml)

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The aim with the 2014 Viña Arana Gran Reserva is to find a new Gran Reserva style that combines freshness and joy with intensity, sophistication and aging potential through a blend of Tempranillo with 6% Graciano that matured in American oak barrels for three years with rackings every six months. 2014 was a weaker year in the region, and the wine shows it and feels less vivacious than the 2015 Viña Alberdi. It has medium ripeness and abundant spicy and smoky notes and a medium-bodied palate with a soft texture that points at a wine for shorter-term consumption than the rest of the portfolio or other vintages from this cuvée. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2018. Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Brilliant ruby. Energetic, spice- and smoke-accented black raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of rose oil, coconut and cured tobacco. Youthfully chewy and focused on entry, offering concentrated red and dark berry, cherry cola and candied licorice flavors that deepen steadily with air. Floral pastille and oak spice notes linger on the impressively long, smoke-tinged finish, which shows excellent clarity and polished tannins. Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Region: Rioja, Spain

Grape Varietal: 94% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points, Vinous 94 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2028