Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Reserva 2011
Aromas of mature black and red fruit fill the nose, with hints of cinnamon and sage lending a pleasant spiciness and herbaceous quality to the bouquet. This is a complex wine with lush, velvety tannins and create a long finish. This age-worthy Reserva is vinified in large French oak vats, then aged in new and second-use French and American oak barrels for 24 months, plus an additional 24 months in bottle. Approachable now, yet will continue to develop for years to come. Decant before serving. Vivanco Reserva’s intensity is a great match for hearty stews, roasted red meats, or even, dark chocolate.
Wine SpectatorSmart Buy. This red shows density and balance, with plum, currant, espresso and loamy earth flavors that are reserved but remain harmonious through the spicy, floral finish. Drink now through 2025.