(96% tempranillo, 3% garnacha and 1% viura): Bright ruby. Seductively perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cherry-cola, incense and Asian spices. Juicy, energetic red and dark berry flavors possess serious power but carry no excess fat and show no rough edges. Finishes spicy and very long, echoing the dark berry notes. This is already delicious.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The entry-level wine, the 2008 Predicador, is made up of 96% Tempranillo with the balance Garnacha and Viura aged for 16 months in second use French oak. Fragrant notes of smoke, spice box, incense, tobacco, and assorted red and black fruits inform the nose of this relatively forward, savory, well-proportioned, lengthy effort. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and will provide optimum drinking from 2013 to 2020.