2017 Bodegas Abanico Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja 750ml
Named for the ancient, poetic tales of heroism, Hazaña is made at Viñicola Real in the classical style of Rioja. The fruit comes from the vicinity of Logroño at 700 meters above sea level and on red clay and chalky limestone soils. A blend of Tempranillo with up to 15% Graciano, it is aged in French and American oak before release.
A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, the 2017 Vinas Viejas gives up a clean, classic bouquet of blackberries, graphite, violets, and cedary herbs. With medium-bodied richness, notable elegance, and ripe tannins, it’s another smoking value in Eric Solomon’s portfolio.