Bodegas Faustino Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

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Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Dark gripping tannins, fresh and earthy. Gorgeous classic Rioja. Cool ceramic bottle too.

Dark gripping tannins, fresh and earthy. Gorgeous classic Rioja. Cool ceramic bottle too.

9.4

Eddie Gilbert Delectable Pro

superb stuff. classic in every sense of the word. energetic and fresh with more than a decade of life left. find this and buy it!

superb stuff. classic in every sense of the word. energetic and fresh with more than a decade of life left. find this and buy it!

9.6

Lundmark Kvarnstrom Delectable Pro

Holy shit! Implosion! The length and the tannins are just beautiful. 'Nuff said...

Holy shit! Implosion! The length and the tannins are just beautiful. 'Nuff said...

9.7

Nathan Claiborn Delectable Pro

This is killer, so much fruit overflowing its well appointed frame best wine I've had in a minute.

This is killer, so much fruit overflowing its well appointed frame best wine I've had in a minute.

9.7

John Holbrooks

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

9.3

Daniel Martinez Cardenas

One of the best wines I have tasted in the last 30 days together with the Abadia Retuerta one. Cherry and Star anise on the nose. Juicy Dark Cherry, Plum fruit, Vanilla and the right amount of Oak to make it flavorful with an elegant finish.

One of the best wines I have tasted in the last 30 days together with the Abadia Retuerta one. Cherry and Star anise on the nose. Juicy Dark Cherry, Plum fruit, Vanilla and the right amount of Oak to make it flavorful with an elegant finish.

9.1

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Pushy American oak. Completely resolved.

Pushy American oak. Completely resolved.

8.7

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Celebrating my 1990 bottles arriving. Really hit its stride after an hour. Baking spices, saddle leather, black tea, tarragon, and kirsch, all wrapped in a blanket of old world, brett-tinged funk.

Celebrating my 1990 bottles arriving. Really hit its stride after an hour. Baking spices, saddle leather, black tea, tarragon, and kirsch, all wrapped in a blanket of old world, brett-tinged funk.

9.3

Stu Munro

.The wine is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. After fermentation it ages aged for 28 months in oak barrels. Then it matures in the Bodegas' cellar, softening to a silken smoothness and taking on immense complexity. The wine is a youthful cherry red in the glass, it has a ruddy edge belying it's age and character. The bouquet is aromatic and complex, Spanish flavors of spice, earth and leather framed by a background of ripe fruit and jam. Impeccably balanced and silky smooth tannins as one would expect in a wine from the terrific 2001 vintage in Rioja! With a short decant (30-60) minutes, this wine is drinking terrific right now. 40$-50$ CAN

.The wine is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. After fermentation it ages aged for 28 months in oak barrels. Then it matures in the Bodegas' cellar, softening to a silken smoothness and taking on immense complexity. The wine is a youthful cherry red in the glass, it has a ruddy edge belying it's age and character. The bouquet is aromatic and complex, Spanish flavors of spice, earth and leather framed by a background of ripe fruit and jam. Impeccably balanced and silky smooth tannins as one would expect in a wine from the terrific 2001 vintage in Rioja! With a short decant (30-60) minutes, this wine is drinking terrific right now. 40$-50$ CAN

8.0

Jeff Gaffner Delectable Pro

Winemaker Saxon Brown, Black Kite, Xtant, Stephanie, Etré, Ram's Gate.

Nice but short.

Nice but short.

8.8

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.