2009 Luis Canas Familia Reserva
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Deep red cherry color. Intense and very complex on the nose, with aromas of ripe black fruit and creamy notes reinforced by the type of barrel toast. Spice and earthy nuances mixed with liquor notes. It is ample on the palate, with plenty of volume, holding well in the mid palate and polished. Powerful and vivid showing licorice and bitter chocolate notes.
The “family reserve” from one of Rioja Alavesa’s most enduring family-run wineries. Wines destined to be the Reserva de la Familia label are made from a selection of grapes from old vines, those which combine a series of characteristics such as good orientation and exposure to the sun, and a poor soil which ensures low yields." - Importer