The 2010 Vinas de Gain clearly demonstrates the potential, quality and balance of a stellar Rioja. It’s deep cherry-red in color and contains enticing aromas of ripe forest berries, black licorice candy and lightly toasted oak. This multi-terroir, mono-varietal wine is ample on the mid-palate and has very round, voluminous tannins.
With a long and complex finish, this wine can age for up to 15 years and will pair well with a variety of dishes.
Made from 20 to 30 year old selected vineyards, located in the plots of San Martín, Las Ventas, Paulejas, San Julián, Santa Águeda, Castejones, Majadales, and Ribaltayo Viejo. This wine was made to be enjoyed today.
91 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2010 Vinas de Gain red, from a very balanced vintage is made with Tempranillo sourced from different vineyards in Laguardia averaging 30 years of age. It is fermented in open stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for one year. It’s a little closed and requires some time to start showing its nose. The palate is explosive, with clean acidity and balance, pure, hedonistic with great depth. It slowly develops some minty, balsamic aromas coating the red fruit, with even notes of fennel. 150,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2014-2022.
91 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Assertive red fruit and floral scents are brightened by a minerally nuance. Spicy, penetrating and gently sweet, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a touch of rose. The long finish features gentle tannic grip and very good spicy lift, leaving a cherry pit note behind.