Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2004 Old Vines Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in barrel. Deep crimson-colored, it gives up an aromatic array of cedar, earth notes, mineral, black cherry, and blackberry. Forward, succulent, and lengthy, it has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. All of these are good to very good values. (Apr 2010)
Formerly known Bodegas Bemvinas winery, Don Doroteo Navarro Donado purchased the estate in 1989 and renamed it Bodegas Navarro Lopez. The vineyards encompass 427 acres, of which, 370 are exclusively dedicated to Tempranillo. Garnacha and Macabeo (Viura) are also grown.
|This wine is ideally served at room temperature to accompany beef, steaks, cured meats, braised dishes and mature cheeses.