2006 Ondarre Mayor Reserva Rioja
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, violet, rose petal, oak, smoke and mushroom
"Deep cherry red with inky hues, a complex "bouquet" of fruit aromas, spices and smoky aromas on the nose. In the mouth it has backbone and lots of concentration, which bodes well for a long life. Tempranillo and Mazuelo from selected vineyards in Viana are picked when slightly overripe. Four weeks in the vat with fermentation controlled at 28-30 degrees C. with pumping over daily and "delestages". Malolactic breakdown in the cask and subsequent ageing on the lees until the first racking. Afterwards the wine was aged in oak casks." - Importer
"Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most renowned wineries in the DOCG Rioja, but with its own personality in their wines.
Bodegas Ondarre is located in the town of Viana, 8 kilometers from Logroño (La Rioja ), an ancient town rich in tradition that still retains traces of its medieval fortress. Its name comes from a century-old farmhouse, owned by the founding family of the winery, located many miles to the north.
Bodegas Ondarre has the most advanced technology of winemaking. New French and American Oak barrels are used in the aging process. The winery makes a special effort in the constant renewal of wood for the strong personality of its wines that are giving so much prestige ." -Winery
This wine was also rated 89 Points by Wine & Spirits, and 88 Points by the Wine Advocate.