4.5 Vivino Stars (200+ Reviews)
The 2017 release comes from an outstanding harvest in Rioja, and is hitting 4.5 Vivino Stars out the gate! With 96 points from Jeb Dunnuck, it is the highest-rated vintage of this wine (tied with 2015). Produced from the unique Tempranillo Peludo variety (a massal selection) from the La Canoca single vineyard planted in 1985 in the Sierra Cantabria mountains in northern Spain. This is a rich, powerful, full-bodied Rioja and one of the best Rioja reds you’ll ever taste at this price point.
Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points
Coming from a single vineyard planted in 1975 on limestone and clay soils, the 2017 San Vicente is 100% Tempranillo Peludo and was aged 20 months in new barrels, 90% French and 10% American. This rich, powerful red boasts a deep purple color as well as a decadent bouquet of red and black currants, blackberries, Asian spice, cedarwood, vanilla, and candied violet nuances. It’s rich and powerful, yet also balanced and elegant. Showing more structure with time in the glass, this full-bodied Rioja will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for 30 years or more. It’s a beautiful wine.
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