Sancho Baron Tempranillo Rioja 2018
Tempranillo | Spain
100% tempranillo, from 65+-year-old vines, and OVER 45% off?! Yes! Toss in a very respectable 92 POINT score from James Suckling and you have certainly earned my undivided attention! Just wait until you taste this!
Since the 1800s, the Domeco de Jarauta family has been growing grapes and crafting wines in Rioja. It is a tradition, a passion, and a business that has served the family well, crafting authentic, traditional, and enticing wines just like this! Violets, leather, cocoa, fresh vanilla bean, blackberries, black cherries, and all the lip-smacking plums you can handle – fresh plums, baked plums, plum jam…WOW! This is intense, yet elegant, with a rich spicy finish, that kiss of orange peel, and no harsh edges. At this price, you can’t afford not to have some of these on hand and at the ready!
Much like the Tuscan wines we love with that cool, orange peel note complementing all the deep, dark, mysterious berry fruit – this is pretty and seriously luscious and basically drinks like something MUCH more expensive. If you want to play the “Cheap vs. Expensive” game at your next party – this is the perfect bottle guaranteed to stump even the most seasoned Rioja drinker. From 65+-year-old vines on the family’s 100-hectare estate, all aged in Hungarian and French oak. Grab a six-pack (at least) and sprinkle it out among your guests over the coming holiday gatherings. If you love big, tasty tempranillo, or if you need deeply pleasing, thoroughly satisfying red wines for about $13…seek no further!
About the Producer
Beyond hundreds of years this family and their ancients have lived from the wine-growing, thanks to it, have been selecting lands that improved the quality of our wines. Long ago, these grapes were elaborated in traditional wineries, in these the wine was stepped in lakes (square cement space) and later it was transferred to great tubs; all this allowed the family creates wines of the traditional way.
Our oldest reference dates from 1888, year in which our grandfather Vicente presented a wine in Barcelona's world-wide exhibition and it was awarded.
In 1995 José Vicente Domeco de Jarauta builds a modern winery where he begins to commercialize his wines, later in 2005 he creates Winery Domeco de Jarauta in the occasion of the incorporation of his son Jose Vicente Domeco de Jarauta, who after studying enology in San Sadurni D'Anoia (Penedés) joins the family business creating therefore an unfamiliar winery where its primary target it's combine tradition, quality and innovation
- AppellationRioja Baja
- Farming Method4 months in Hungarian and French oak barrels and more than 6 months in bottle.