Senorio de San Vicente "San Vicente" 2008 (Rioja, Spain) - [WA 92-94] [ST 93]

Senorio de San Vicente "San Vicente" 2008
(Rioja, Spain) - [WA 92-94] [ST 93]

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The vegetative cycle begins with a very dry period, rainy days are practically inexistent during all winter months, alternating days with mild temperatures with others with severe frosts and temperatures down to -6.5º C. It is not until the arrival of March when, slightly in the first half, and more in the second, the rain comes, even as snow, providing with a supply of water greater than all the previous months. Spring arrives and with it there is an increase in temperatures in late April reaching around 20º C. May began with temperatures hovering around 23º C, but from the 2nd week rainfall is registered almost every day that caused a delay in the vegetative cycle, being the month of May with more rainfall recorded in the last 50 years (160 l/m2). It was not until the 2nd half of June when temperatures rise and approach the maximum values around 25-30° C, rainfall disappeared and summer climate is predominant. July and August are characterized by temperatures of 30° C, and only 40 liters of rain in two months so that the grapes arrived at veraison in perfect condition. In September the temperatures begin to drop hovering around 23° C, rainy days hardly happen so the grapes arrive at the date of harvest with excellent health. The harvest begins the last week of October with low temperatures and dry and sunny weather, ending on November 2, when a storm starts with cold and rainy weather.

Barrel: 20 months in new Bordelaise barrels of French oak (90%) and American oak (10%) beginning in November 2008. Racking every four months. Bottled unfiltered in July 2010.

Ratings & Reviews

92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 San Vicente, tasted from barrel, is purple/black in color. It offers up a promising nose of smoke, spice box, lavender, and blackberry. Dense, rich, and concentrated on the palate, it is likely to evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2028. " - Jay Miller (Jun 2010)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Vivid ruby. Suave, floral aromas of raspberry and sexy star anise. Elegant red and dark fruit preserve flavors are seamless and impressively deep, with gentle spiciness adding complexity. Finishes with mounting sweetness and excellent length, the floral and spice notes echoing. This is drinking very well right now but has the depth and balance to age." - Josh Raynolds (Nov/Oct '12)