"Bright violet color. Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola, fresh flowers and peppery spices, with a gentle vanilla undertone. Open-knit black and blue fruit flavors show very good clarity and depth and gain sweetness with air. Finishes smooth, round and smoky, with excellent length and harmonious tannins. This seductive Rioja was fermented in a combination of French and American oak barrels and then aged for 18 months before bottling."