very good value
Excellent value for the money, I will buy more if they have it
The full–bodied Rioja red perfectly captures the sweet–but–not–sweet paradox of a really ripe, juicy young red wine. It just bursts with wild berry, cherry and blackberry flavors — with hints of herbs and anise — and goes down oh–so–smoothly. This exuberant red is a total pleasure bomb that can be drink now.
Wine Maker Notes
Vina Zaco is the rebellious new Rioja from Bodegas Bilbainas -a Rioja with a contemporary twist. Zaco takes its name from one of the oldest vineyards in Bodegas Bilbainas in the Rioja Alta. But that’s where Zaco’s links with the past begin and end. With its abundance of fresh red berries, notes of liquorice and faint undertones of spice, Zaco is the ultimate modern expression of Rioja.
Bodegas Bilbaínas specializes in making vintage wines, and is regarded as a leader when it comes to setting wine styles. Some of the winery’s flagships are among the most famed and emblematic wines of the Rioja, foremost of which are Viña Pomal and La Vicalanda.
Changes have been introduced over the years, moving toward deeper-colored red wines, with more hints of fruit and new woody tones, shortening aging times and employing more concentrated juices. Bodegas Bilbaínas has always produced estate wines. This term is in popular use today among winemakers who seek typification and distinction in their wines.
During the mid 90s the winery began a new line of wines whose key distinguishing features of which were their modernity and “high expression.” The first clear manifestation of this innovative spirit was La Vicalanda, a Tempranillo varietal which is named after a small vineyard located on the Viña Pomal estate.