2010 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja

SKU #1379578

Composed of the same grapes in the same percentages as the Crianza, the Reserva is a barrel selection of wines that Angel feels can undergo longer aging in barrel and then in bottle. Aged a total of 27 months in barrels, then into concrete for more than a year, the Reserva also sees bottle aging until Angel deems it ready for release. This wine ramps up the intensity of the Crianza, with more pungent fruit as well as a real spicy and wild quality. As with many of the best Riojas, this wine is quite delicious right now if you want to drink some bottles while you wait for other bottles in your cellar to mature.


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By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2019 | Send Email
There is plenty of fruit, good acidity, soft tannin structure, lots of minerality and a lengthy finish. The combination of blue/dark fruit and the black cherry comes from the Tempranillo. I also find some tar and roses on the lengthy finish. ROCKIN' 2010!

By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2018 | Send Email
The nose of this wine is full of savory, earthy notes but with hints of a plumy fruit. On the palate this wine has great poise, balance it is perfectly balanced to drink now while it should age well for another decade plus. The flavors are old school, no fruit bomb it has a complex blend of Middle Eastern spice, leather and almost no American oak signature, which for me is huge. The finish is long, intense and highlights what a superbly easy wine this is to drink.
Drink from 2018 to 2030

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2018 | Send Email
The blend of flavors of leather, dark fruit, wild herbs, and subtle spice is pure magic here. It's nearly impossible to find a wine outside of Rioja, where you can get this level of quality at this price point, with 8 years aging on it to boot! Lesmos has always been a staff favorite at K&L and this vintage is bound to be no exception. This is a classic, Old-World style of Rioja and a great way to introduce yourself to the area with this beautiful Reserva bottling.

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/1/2018 | Send Email
Does it get any better than the Reserva bottling from Casa Juan? In the top quality 2010 vintage, I don't think that it does. Our favorite old school Rioja producer (and to this day, still one of Spain’s best kept secrets) knocked it out of the park with the fantastic 2010 Reserva. Delicious pitch perfect fruit and savoriness for now, some years later, and beyond.

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Varietal:

Tempranillo

- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penèdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja

Alcohol Content (%): 14