2004 Victoria Dominio De Longaz
"This is the first vintage for this pair of wines from Bodegas Victoria, a project of Juan Manuel Segura, the winery proprietor, and Miguel Angel de Gregorio, owner-winemaker of the highly regarded Rioja estate, Finca Allende. The 2004 Dominio de Longaz is 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in new French oak. It is similarly styled compared to its younger sibling but with more obvious oak, richer flavors and a slightly longer finish. It merits 2-3 years of cellaring and should drink well through 2017."
"COLOR-really dark; NOSE-cherry vanilla extract; TASTE-New World Fruit Bomb (but a Good one - the way I like it), exceptionally well made, vanilla, Bark smoked Cedar Box, hint of leather, covered by a stack of strawberries"GV-92+