Marques de Murrieta - 2014 - Dalmau Reserva - 750 ml.
Spain - Rioja - Rioja Alta
Tempranillo - Cabernet Sauvignon - Graciano
Red - Vintage: 2014 - Size: 750 ml.
Marqués de Murrieta's wines are made from estate-grown fruit. The vineyards total 300 hectares (740 acres) and are located between 400 and 500 meters (1,300-1,600 feet) above sea level. The Castillo Ygay wine is sourced from an individual plot in the vineyard, as is the estate's other top wine, the modern style Dalmau Reserva made from Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano. The Castillo Ygay is aged for 30 months in American oak barriques,while the Dalmau sees 19 months in French oak.
Sweet, cheeky aromas of vanilla, cappuccino and coconut are derived from the barrel, while this modern-style Rioja is flush and tannic, meaning it's a mouthful. Oak-driven flavors of coffee, mocha and cream are a big part of a black fruit flavor profile. On the finish, this remains weighty and oaky. Drink through 2029.