"(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano, raised in American oak): Deep ruby. Cherry-vanilla and oak spices on the nose, with a suave floral overtone. Ripe, lush and broad, offering sweet dark berry flavors and a smoky nuance. The vanillin oak comes on strong on the finish, which is spicy, pliant and persistent. I like the energy of this youthful wine fruit but the oak is slightly assertive right now."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 88+ pts