This single vineyard-designated wine has plenty of red cherries, blueberries, mulberries and red raisins, depicting grapes pushed to full ripeness without going beyond the boundary into excessive over-ripeness. The oak character is relatively elegant with toasty, coffee hints only, and the balanced wine shows some lingering length as well.
The grapes for this wine come from a 72-acre vineyard called Finca Los Juncares which was planted in 1957. Only after very careful vineyard selections, the best vines of Tempranillo grapes are hand-harvested in small boxes to prevent bruising. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel, and the wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months and then bottled unfiltered.
Bodegas Volver is a project developed and co-owned by Jorge Ordoñez and Rafael Cañizares. The winery is located in the best terroir of La Mancha found in the eastern part of the region. The soil is the reason the winery committed to purchasing 247 acres of vineyards with deep sandy soils, iron-rich clay, and a thick layer of chalk that are located at an altitude of 1,980 feet.
Drink now or in the next five or so years.
91 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
Bodegas Volver, a joint venture between importer Jorge Ordonez and Rafael Canizares, produces wines from huge holdings of 252 acres in La Mancha, 457 acres in Alicante and 125 acres in Jumilla. Some of the wines are fashioned from organic grapes, which is made clear on the label.
89 Points – Wine Spectator:
This bold, modern red delivers a mouthful of ripe black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, with accents of toast and chocolate. The ripe tannins are well-integrated, featuring enough acidity for freshness.