The new release from La Rioja Alta by Vina Ardanza. We sold a ton of the 2008 and now its time to enjoy the beautiful 2009 version. Another beauty from a fantastic Rioja producer!
From Wine Advocate (93+): It was initially closed, shy and serious, riper and a little darker than the 2008 but still very balanced, serious and harmonious. The palate combines power with elegance, with some tannins, focused flavors, some chalky texture and a rustic touch that gives it character.