93 Wine Spectator

92 Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast

REVIEWS

Plum, blackberry and fig flavors are ripe and rich in this dense red. Mocha, licorice and mineral notes add interest. The tannins are polished and well-integrated, and there's enough acidity to keep this lively. Plush and powerful, in the modern style. Drink now through 2028. 870 cases made. -Wine Spectator


The intensely ripe berry and cassis aromas in this single-vineyard Toro come with strong tobacco and baking spice side notes. The palate is loaded to the brim with tobacco, coconut, blackberry and cassis flavors, finishing rich and chocolatey. Drink through 2028. -Wine Enthusiast

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Tempranillo
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

The tiny (2-hectare) vineyard now called Finca Valmediano was planted almost 90 years ago. Since then, the Toro region has exploded in popularity. Bargain-hunting wine consumers know Toro as a source for hefty wines priced for everyday drinking.

While the 2014 Finca Valmediano offers serious bang for the buck, this certified organically farmed wine is also an elegant, exclusive release competing with Spain’s best Rioja and Ribera del Duero in quality.

Wine Spectator’s 93-point review of this “modern style” Spanish red extolls the wine’s “plum, blackberry and fig flavors” and “plush and powerful” finish. The Wine Enthusiast gave this one 92 points and a coveted Cellar Selection designation, writing: “The intensely ripe berry and cassis aromas in this single-vineyard Toro come with strong tobacco and baking spice side notes. The palate is loaded to the brim with tobacco, coconut, blackberry and cassis flavors, finishing rich and chocolatey.”