Don Jacobo from Rioja

by  |  30-05-2011

Started over 100 years ago, Don Jacobo is a winery located in Navarrete, Spain, up in the Rioja region. We were quite happy to have the chance to meet the gregarious director, Francisco Javier Martinez Blanco at the Port4lio tasting in San Francisco. The wines are imported by Vinos Unico in the US and they do indeed live up to the importer’s namesake of being “unique wines”. Take for instance the 2006 Crianza which has a nicely oaked nose that is strong, yet still refined and balanced. The body is plush and soft, gliding around your palate with warm tobacco elements to it. This Tempranillo/Garnacha/Mazuelo/Graciano blend finishes smooth with with a slightly lingering touch of acidity. Then there is the 2008 Ecológico Tinto which is an equal blend of Mazuelo and Tempranillo. Despite being three years old, it feels a bit like a newish wine, albeit one that knows its […]
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