Ramírez-de-la-Piscina Crianza 2011
Ruby-red. Cherry-vanilla, dried flowers and tobaccoon the nose, with a subtle mineral undertone. Fleshy red berry flavors are gently framed by toasty oak tannins but there's no dryness. A silky, sweet, nicely balanced wine with finishing notes of red berry preserves and sexy oak. An impressive example of old-school Rioja. Grapes are harvested from 19.2 acres of 26-year-old vineyards oriented to the south on calcareous clay and calcareous soil with sandy rocks. Open vat fermentation with whole clusters. The wine was aged for 1 year in American oak.