Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Old Vines Garnacha 2014
Wine AdvocateThe most serious wine, as usually is the case, is their 2014 Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Old Vines Garnacha, coming from head-pruned Grenache vines all planted earlier than 1940. This is 100% Grenache aged in French oak for nine months and then bottled. There is a peppery/licorice almost Pinot Noir delicacy this wine. It offers up notes of cranberry, black cherry and floral hints. The wine has terrific body, good acidity and underlying, earthy minerality. This is very much an Atlantic maritime-influenced Grenache to drink over the next 2-3 years.
Wine SpectatorThis round red shows good density, with focused flavors of black cherry, fennel, cinnamon and cola, supported by light tannins and balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made.