Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014

Rioja / Rioja Alta

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Tasting Notes

The aim with the 2014 Vina Arana Gran Reserva is to find a new Gran Reserva style that combines freshness and joy with intensity, sophistication and aging potential through a blend of Tempranillo with 6% Graciano that matured in American oak barrels for three years with rackings every six months. 2014 was a weaker year in the region, and the wine shows it and feels less vivacious than the 2015 Vina Alberdi. It has medium ripeness and abundant spicy and smoky notes and a medium-bodied palate with a soft texture that points at a wine for shorter-term consumption than the rest of the portfolio or other vintages from this cuvee

Score: 90

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2020-2024 30 October 2020

Lots of mushroom and walnut aromas with plum and leather, too. It’s full-bodied, but very soft and creamy-textured with lots of old wood, mushroom and ripe fruit on the finish. Some chocolate and hazelnut. Complex and gorgeous. Drink or hold.

Score: 96

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com Maturity: 2020+ 07 October 2020

Arana commemorates one of La Rioja Alta's historic families. The Tempranillo (95%) and Graciano (5%) are aged separately in American oak barrels for three years before blending, then for three years in bottle (two years less than the 904, and six years less than the 890). The winery's keynote to this Rioja is 'freshness'. I agree.

Score: 96

Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2020-2030 24 August 2020