The La Estrada comes from a tiny .64 hectare vineyard and only 100 cases were produced. Telmo Rodriguez has always been a strong proponent of vineyard driven wines in Rioja and his single bottlings are truly stunning wines and make a strong case for the quality that Rioja can deliver.
"The purity and beauty of the wine are so impressive with
crushed berries and flowers. Medium to full body. Dense and gorgeous.
Spice, dark fruit and asphalt, yet always long and beautiful. Real
Rioja. Drink now or hold. " 97 points James Suckling.
"The 2016 La Estrada is from a northeast-facing 0.64-hectare plot, one of
the highest vineyards in the village of Lanciego, at 610 meters in
altitude. This vineyard was planted in the 1940s on a shallow plateau
with mostly Tempranillo with a little Graciano, and the altitude
provides freshness and balance. The 2016 feels very harmonious and
elegant, clearly above the 2015 I tasted next to it. There is more
precision and finesse here, the finest bottling of this vineyard to
date. 1,880 bottles produced." 96 pts Wine Advocate
Please note these are stored in a wine cellar outside of our retail store, so will ship within a couple of days of ordering. Only 12 bottles available.