Terroir: The Coto de Imaz wines are made with grapes grown on El Coto’s Cenicero estate vineyards. These vineyards are home to low yielding, old Tempranillo vines in Rioja Alta. The clay and alluvial soils of this region are known for crafting wines with great longevity and good acidity.
Vinification: El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Reserva is 100% Tempranillo sourced from estate vineyards in the Rioja Alta. The wine is slowly vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 20-30 days. The wine receives extended skin contact to encourage extraction, balanced tannins and structure, followed by 18 months of aging in new and used American oak and 24 months in bottle prior to release.
This Reserva displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very well in bottle.
Score: 91 PointsPlanetGrape.net Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Developed, plush and spicy with notes of cherry, stewed tomato, sage, bay leaf, black coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla.
Score: 90 PointsVinous Author: Josh Raynolds
"Bright ruby-red. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of ripe cherry and cassis, with pipe tobacco and rose oil nuances adding complexity. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet dark fruit flavors lifted and clarified by juicy acidity. Approachable now but I'll bet that this nicely concentrated, fruit-driven wine will reward at least another several years of cellaring."
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Tom Matthews
"Vibrant and spicy, this lively red delivers bright cherry, berry, vanilla and toasty flavors, with citrusy acidity and light, firm tannins. Focused and graceful. Drink now through 2020. "
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