A modern style Rioja Reserva, with deep, complex flavors and aromas. The complex aromas have hints of red berries and smokiness from the fine wood. This wine is flavorful and velvety in the mouth, well structured and a has a long, elegant finish.
Intense ruby red and clean, with lightly developed hues. On the nose the fruity aromas of the Tempranillo blend with vanilla and smoky notes from wood aging. Elegant and balanced in the mouth, with an honest, stimulating attack.
The word Izadi means Nature. The vineyards of Izadi are located deep in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, in the triangle formed by three villages, Villabuena, Ábalos and Samaniego. The triangle pictured on the label of Izadi Reserva represents these three villages.
90 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Bodegas Izadi Rioja Reserva has spicy, smoke-accented scents of dried cherry and plum, with subtle nuances of tobacco and printers’ ink. Supple and broad on the palate, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. The persistent finish leaves notes of candied rose and bitter cherry behind. In a traditional style, and delicious right now.