The wine displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there’s round, warm, and juicy spiced-red-cherry fruit with a velvety character and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine’s suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very well in the bottle. Enjoy best between 64–68 degrees F.
100% Tempranillo. Bottled by El Coto de Rioja. El Coto de Rioja, located in Oyon, was founded in 1970 by a group of winemakers committed to creating a new type of Rioja. Its first bottling was released in 1975. Today, El Coto is the leading brand in Spain and among the top-selling Spanish wines in Europe. Located in La Rioja Alta’s village of Cenicero, near the east bank of the Najerilla River (a tributary of the Ebro), are 1,235 acres of estate vineyards. Facing northwest, vineyard soils are mostly ferric clay, sand, and limestone, which contribute structure, power, and elegant minerality, respectively, to the wines.