Marques de Murrieta is one of Rioja's classic wineries and dates back to the 1800's. Over the past decade or so they have really put tremendous efforts into the health of their vineyards and the results have been impressive.
"84% Tempranillo with 9%
Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha... and put to age in 225-liter American oak
barrels for 19 months... This is still a little
young and has had less time in bottle. It might need a little bit more time in
bottle. The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and
some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished,
round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable."
93 Points, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate