Packed tight with power and minty, earthy berry aromas that come with a dry dustiness. Feels ripe and proper, with a slight tannic grab and full but fresh flavors of wild berry, cassis, cocoa and oak. On the finish, chocolate and dry spice flavors take over, yielding a pleasant, complete whole. Drink now through 2015.
Bold berry and earth aromas are the lead in to this well-structured, honest Ribera red. It’s a bit tannic and rough now, but solidly built, with black fruit, minty spice and peppery flavors. The finish is dry, fairly oaky and long enough to show modest complexity. Drink now–2015.