2014 La Rioja Alta Finca San Martin Rioja
Torre de Oña is a winery owned by the terrific La Rioja Alta, S.A. The plan was to turn the grapes of Rioja Alavesa into wines of "the modern style". To us, that means fruit-forward wines on the heavier side of medium that can be drunk now.
This wine qualifies beautifully.
Medium-high depth, intense cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. The nose stands out for its intense aromas of red blackberries, wild strawberries and hints of underbrush set against a balsamic background of aniseed, sweet licorice, cinnamon and cedar to round off a fine bouquet. Very noticeable velvety texture in the mouth, with well-balanced acidity and elegant, pleasant tannins, giving way to a fresh aftertaste in which the nuances of ripe fruit and licorice showcase the typicity of this Rioja Alavesa wine.
91 Points - James Suckling
A soft and fruity wine with chocolate and bright berry character. Fresh and integrated with velvety tannins. Delicious and flavorful at the finish. Drink or hold.
90 Points - Wine Spectator
This plump, traditional-style red shows plum and fig flavors, with vanilla and cinnamon accents that impart a spicy character. Light tannins and orange peel acidity keep this focused and balanced. Drink now through 2026.
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