Information on the 2013 Vintage

The winter of 2013 highlighted by the presence of numerous precipitation as snow, in the months of January and February, which is normal in recent years. Then the month of March was record rainfall, 129 mm, never achieved to date. This gives the vineyard floor abundant water reserves for the dry summer months. It was hot, interspersed days with falls in temperature, coupled with soil water reserves, results in optimal vegetative growth vineyard and bountiful harvest. The cycle of the vineyard and the vintage is delayed starts on October 13 and lasted until the 24th of that month. Good ripening grapes with excellent levels of sugar, acidity and color, favoring fresh balanced wines.

Technical Information

Callejo family vineyards. 100% Tempranillo. Clay limestone soils.

Vinification and Ageing

The fermentation of the juice, with native yeast, was begun at low temperature to preserve as many varietal aromas as possible and finished at temperatures of around 30ºC. A third of the production of this crianza does its malo-lactic fermentation in new barrels and the rest in stainless steel vats. It is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting notes

Intense sight cherry color, with an edging of cardinal tones. The nose is very aromatic, primary, with notes of wild red and black fruit, rosemary, lilac, scrubland, oregano, cinnamon, confectionery notes. The palate is complex and structured, highly integrated wood step fruity, black plum and blueberry, smoked fine, mineral character with a lingering finish.


95 points Gourmets. Vintage 2012.

91 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2012.

90 points Guía Peñín. Vintage 2012.

91 points Gourmets. Vintage 2011.

91 points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2011.

90 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2011.

94 points Gourmets. Vintage 2010.

91 points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2010.

90+ points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2009.

89 points Guía Peñín. Vintage 2008.

90 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2007.

89 points International Wine Cellar. Vintage 2007.

89 points Guía Peñín. Vintage 2007.

90 points The International Wine Review. Vintage 2007.

90 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2006.

90 points El Mundo. Vintage 2006.

91 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2005.

91 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2004.

94 points Wine Spectator, Selections. Vintage 2004.

88 points Wine Spectator. Vintage 2003.

90 points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2003.

Vino Estrella OCU. Vintage 2003.

89 points Wine & Spirits. Vintage 2002.