Steve Tanzer 90 points - The 2009 Tempranillo is produced from estate-grown fruit aged for 6 months in French oak. Cedar, spices, incense, violets, and blackberry aromas and flavors lead to a nicely proportioned, lengthy red that is similar in personality to its organic sibling but with slightly greater volume and length. This excellent value will drink nicely for another 3-4 years.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2009 Tempranillo was aged for 6 months in French oak. Purple/black in color, it has an enticing nose of violets, iron, pencil lead, blackberry, and black cherry. Dense and succulent with a bit of structure, it is likely to evolve for 1-2 years but why wait?
2009 VOLVER LA MANCHA
"(100% tempranillo): Bright purple. Dark berries, cherry pit, licorice and tobacco on the nose. Slowly unfolds to offer sappy cassis and bitter cherry flavors lifted by tangy acidity and complicated by a peppery, spicy quality. Finishes gripping and long, with resonating cherry and spice notes. Give this some aeration or a couple more years of bottle age." Steve Tanzer 90(+?) points
100% Tempranillo from vines averageing 40 years old, the wine underlgoes slow fermentations and maceration follow by aging for 6 months in French Oal.