A Great Red, 22 years in the making. Drinking like a dream.
was a find and wow is it delicious. The top tier of quality in Rioja are the
Gran Reserva, the finest expression of a house, from the finest vines, aged in
the best way and built to age over time. I have a limited quantity of the
spectacular 1994 Urbina Rioja Gran Reserva to offer you, 92pts Parker’s WA with a
drinking window of 2010 – 2025. The wine is for free for what’s in the
bottle. The 1994 vintage is one of the all-time greats, the second highest
rating he has given a vintage back to 1970. The wine has come together
superbly developing further complexities and amazing length on the finish.
URBINA is a family farm, with four generations dedicated to the cultivation of
the vine and wine making. Since 1870, they own 75 hectares of vineyards
with a focus on producing quality wines. The wines come from two different areas in
Rioja, grapes from Cuzcurrita, the westernmost area of D.O.C.
Rioja, which produces wines with a great capacity for aging, suitable for the
Great Reserva's and the vineyards of Uruñuela, located in the heart of the
denomination and richness and bouquet to the wines. They own some of the oldest
vines in Rioja adding tremendous depth and concentration. Experience how
special a wine gets with time in the cellar. Wines of this quality and age
normally sell for hundreds of dollars a bottle!
yourself to something special this holiday season!
1994 Gran Reserva Especial (from a great vintage) is medium ruby colored with a
lovely bouquet of cherry blossom, earth notes, spice box, leather, black
cherry, and plum. On the palate it is multifaceted, elegant, concentrated,
impeccably balanced, and holding strong. It should drink nicely for another
10-15 years if not longer.