Diamond Series Spanish Wine Scores 94 Points from Wine Spectator

8/26/2009

This quarter, the Diamond Series shipment includes the Bodegas Resalte de PeNafiel 2000 Gran Resalte 100% Tempranillo.  From a winery less than ten years old, but from vineyards at least 60 years old, Resalte de PeNafiel has carefully crafted a stunning, beautifully harmonious Tempranillo with their 2000 Gran Resalte. Aged 32 months in oak, 30 months in bottle, and with just 125 cases produced, the 2000 Gran Resalte is simply exquisite and a model selection of Spain's legendary winemaking potential. The winery is located in PeNafiel, considered the heart of the Ribera del Duero arguably Spain's top producing wine region, and the nations hottest for emerging wineries. It is rare that a wine such as the Gran Resalte 2000 becomes available while the winery is still in it's embryonic stages. Too often, wines such as this are long gone before the winery achieves stardom. This wine has received many accolades: 94-Points,Wine Spectator--"This traditional red is aromatic with tobacco, lead pencil, licorice and floral notes, which give way to a silky palate and flavors of black cherry, mineral and smoke. Not overly muscular, but firm, balanced and lively, with a long, alluring finish. Drink now through 2015." Gold Medal,"Vinos de EspaNa" magazine Winemaker Notes--Deep ruby color, high robe, clean and bright. Intense and complex in nose, ripe black fruit aromas, preserves, liquorice, dark chocolate and cedar, as well as spicy, balsamic and mineral hints. Great volume and structured flavour. Elegant, harmonious, velvety and balanced with finely blent sweet and toasted tannins. Very long and lingering finish, ripe fruit, balsamic and mineral hints in the aftertaste. The Diamond Series is our exclusive, top-of-the-line wine club offering only 93+ rated wines from the world's best wineries in California and around the world. Each quarterly shipment features two hand-selected, highly allocated wines. Limited to 500 members, a fortunate few have the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate wine tasting experience.