Bodegas Domeco de Jarauta
2010 Lar de Sotomayor Vendimia Seleccionada
Spain: Rioja & Navarra
And justice for all
On opening, this is a structured wine with ample tannin. Decant or swirl for an extended period and be rewarded with a softer and more flavorful wine that expresses more fruit.
With spice, fruit and earth that play together in a beautiful way, this delicious wine earned a fantastic 91 point score from Robert Parker, who is notoriously hard on Spanish Rioja.
Priced just right, this wine delivers terrific value.
Deep scarlet at its core, transitioning elegantly to a nice, lighter red rim.
A delightful balance of fruit, earth, and spice, with deep notes of blackberry and plum mingling with berry bramble, freshly fallen leaves, clove, black pepper, and just a hint of cinnamon.
Very reminiscent of the nose, with the continued wonderful interplay of fruit and earth. Concentrated plum and blackberry are laid overtop aged leather, cigar box, sage, rosemary, and clove.
This wine opens up beautifully after decanting, revealing a nice structure and well integrated tannins.
We would recommend pan-seared lamb chops, served with a black olive tapenade.
What the Winery Says
This wine, intense ruby in color, offers an intriguing bouquet of dark plum and strawberry jam that is very controlled and well-defined. The wine is complex, but with soft and supple entry on the palate, leading to a magnificent finish.
- José Vicente Domeco de Jarauta
- 91 Points - Robert Parker
- D.O.Ca Rioja, Spain
- Fruit Composition
- 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
- 16 months in French Oak
About the Winery
The winery, in the style of the French “châteaux” is surrounded by one of its oldest vines and visually surprises to the visitor. Its nave with a form of transept and surrounded by stained-glass windows is like a temple where to look for the peace and rest of our wines.
From the central footbridge, draw your attention the great rose window that crowns the main entrance, providing a soft natural light that illuminates the central nave of the winery.
The transept of the winery is crowned by a windowed balcony from which to enjoy a rounded view of all our vineyards, ideal location to realize various types of tastings.