Cherry red color with a thin terracotta edge showing its longer barrel age. The wine shows its mature black fruit, toffee and mineral notes. This is a silky wine with harmonious balance of flavors with an elegant and refreshing finish.
Blend:85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo
Perfect for matching any grilled meats, stews or barbecued meats. It also accompanies charcuterie, steaks and even game and stronger cheeses.
Critical Acclaim FROM TASTING PANEL – 93pts
This producer is named for Rioja pioneer Carlos Serres, who established one of the region’s first wineries in 1896. His namesake is now a familyowned estate whose vines in coveted Rioja Alta vineyards average 30-plus years of age. Each variety in this blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 5% Mazuelo aged separately for 36 months in American and French oak before spending an additional 36 months in bottle. It has a velvet-lined mouthfeel, and its aromas and flavors of chocolate, cherry, and plum are coated in licorice. Sandalwood gives way to savory spice on the finish.
SKU: 2012 Carlos Serres Gran Reserva Rioja TempranilloCategory: Tempranillo