2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva Rioja
Ruby with a bright rim. Lively, expansive aromas of red berry preserves, floral pastilles and vanilla, with a smoky mineral overtone. Seamless and sweet on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors sharpened by juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Finishes sappy, precise and very long, with smooth, harmonious tannins. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in used American oak for three years. (JR)
Delicate aromas of dried red fruits such as dried strawberries and dried cranberries complemented by soft-spice undertones. Full-bodied and structured. Tannins are round and juicy, while the finish is long, fresh and fruity. Drink now or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva was sourced from their own vineyards in the Sonsierra, from different plots of vines averaging 40 years of age on clay and limestone soils. All the reds are Tempranillo-based blends with some 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano; the wine ferment in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and without much extraction or long maceration. In this case, the aging was in used American oak barrels with racking every six months. The nose is tertiary and it shows some oak aromas and some notes of licorice, truffle and forest floor. The palate shows abundant, slightly dusty tannins that give it some rusticity. It ends quite dry. (LG)
Pedro Peciña, former vineyard manager at La Rioja Alta, is at the helm of this family bodega, assisted by his son Pedro. Like all their wines, this is 100% estate fruit, sourced primarily from around San Vicente with a bit of fruit coming from Labastida as well. Tempranillo forms the majority of the blend, with Garnacha and Graciano rounding things out. Stylistically, these are classic Rioja wines, aged in used American oak, racked twice a year, and with all the requisite warm, earthy, spicy, elegant berry fruit one can expect in classic, old-school Rioja. As an added bonus, these vines are farmed with an expert hand, minimally sprayed, and are beautifully situated: many are on north-facing slopes, which in this part of Rioja is an ideal orientation. The wines are fermented using only native yeasts, and show a real classic sense of style both in terms of the flavors and texture. These are among our favorite Spanish wines. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)