Bright ruby. Seductively perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry cherry-cola incense and Asian spices. Juicy energetic red and dark berry flavors possess serious power but carry no excess fat and show no rough edges. Finishes spicy and very long echoing the dark berry notes. This is already delicious.
The entry-level wine the 2013 Predicador Rioja is made up of 96% Tempranillo with the balance Garnacha and Viura aged for 16 months in second use French oak. Fragrant notes of smoke spice box incense tobacco and assorted red and black fruits inform the nose of this relatively forward savory well-proportioned lengthy effort.