($165) Inky ruby. Spicy blackberry and cassis on the nose, along with sexy floral, licorice and incense nuances. Intense, pure dark berry flavors explode on the palate, offering striking clarity and concentration. This stunning Rioja boasts remarkable energy and precision, and finishes with striking breadth and length.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: September/October 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89
Exuberant. Floral and spicy aromas lead to bright flavors of cherry and raspberry, with vanilla accents and a juicy acidity that balances the firm tannins. 16 cases imported.
Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Author: Thomas Matthews
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98
There are a mere 200 bottles of the 2004 La Vina de Andres Romeo. This wine is tightly wound and remains an infant developmentally. Nevertheless, all the ingredients for greatness are present but it will take a decade of cellaring for them to be full expressed. This sensational effort should easily drink well for 40-50 years like a great first growth Bordeaux. -Jay Miller