Category Archives: Graciano

EVERYDAY WINE PICK: Rio Madre | Graciano | Rioja | Spain | 2013 | $12 | 88 pts

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Graciano is a temperamental, low-yielding red variety native to Spain’s Rioja region that is traditionally blended with the region’s more celebrated variety – Tempranillo. This rendition consists of 100% Graciano grown at an elevation of 1,800 feet in dry, chalky soils. … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Rio Madre | Graciano | Rioja | Spain | 2010 | $10 | 88pts

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Aromas: black plum; mission fig; dark chocolate-covered cherries; hint of black pepper Character:  full-bodied, aromatic and lush; rich, velvety mouthfeel; moderate tannins & lively acidity; fruit-earth balance Flavors:  blackberry compote; vanilla bean; anise & baking spices; mineral; touch of leather Food … Continue reading

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